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Confederate (CSV)


John C. Callahan

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 19 year old baker in Mobile, he enlisted there as Private, Company C, 8th Alabama Infantry on 18 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was cited for bravery in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 on a regimental Roll of Honor.

The rest of the War

He was wounded at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and was absent, recovering, into October 1863. He was with his Company in every engagement from the Wilderness (May 1864) through Petersburg (October 1864), and was surrendered and paroled at Burkesville Junction, VA about 15 April 1865.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives via fold3, which noted he was a "brave soldier", and Colonel Herbert's History.1


c. 1842 in IRELAND


1   Herbert, Hilary Abner, and Maurice S. Fortin, editor, History of the Eighth Alabama Volunteer Regiment, C.S.A, The Alabama Historical Quarterly, 1977-00-00, pp. 81, 228  [AotW citation 26044]