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Confederate (CSV)


John Schuster

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=177222  [AotW citation 25715]