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Confederate (CSV)


John W. Terrell

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 21 year old farmer on his parent's small place near Brewersville in Sumter County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company B (later renamed G), 5th Alabama Infantry 15 April (or 27 August) 1861 in Livingston, AL.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His father T. [Thrashley] Terrell filed for his final pay in April 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. His death at Sharpsburg is also in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, also as J. M. Terrell.


c. 1839 in AL


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   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 28092]