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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

John Jemison Lake

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 23, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 3rd Alabama Infantry in April 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant and commissioned Lieutenant, dates not known.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Company in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 but was killed there.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His rank, command, and death on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists.

Birth

c. 1837 in AL

Death

09/14/1862; Turner's Gap, MD

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=114038  [AotW citation 25460]