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Confederate (CSV)


John Lanier Goza

(1840 - 1912)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, son of a substantial Fairfield planter, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 12th South Carolina Infantry on 20 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was at Fort McHenry in Baltimore then exchanged at Fortress Monroe, VA on 18 October 1862. He was discharged on 3 January 1863.

After the War

By 1870 he was farming in Georgia.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 as Sergeant (not in CSRs), and Lt. J.R. Boyle's Reminiscences of the Civil War (1890), who says he was wounded at 2nd Manassas. Thanks to Barry Truluck for many details from his Compiled Service Records via fold3, the US Census for 1860-1910, and the Richland Public Library. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




12/31/1912; burial in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Norcross, GA


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company C, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24341]