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Confederate (CSV)


John H. Craig

(c. 1837 - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as 3rd Sergeant, Company B (later renamed G), 5th Alabama Infantry on 27 April 1861 in Livingston, AL and was commissioned First Lieutenant on 27 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company and was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862. He was left on the field and later reported dead, but had been captured.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 1 October and reported exchanged on 8 November 1862 at Aiken's Landing, VA. He died of smallpox in Baltimore, MD on 27 July 1863.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. His command and wounding on South Mountain also in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862, as J.N. Craig. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1837


07/27/1863; Baltimore, MD; burial in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=42152  [AotW citation 25623]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27989]