Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Alabama Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company C, 12th Alabama Infantry on 27 May 1861. He was detailed as Brigade blacksmith.
On the Campaign
He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was exchanged and returned to duty in April 1863 and was at Gettysburg and through the 1864 Overland Campaign.
References & notes
His service from the Alabama Archives.1 He was reported killed on South Mountain in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862, as J. Schusten.
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <https://archives.alabama.gov/research/CivilWarService.aspx>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=177222 [AotW citation 25715]