(c. 1844 - 1864)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry
A 17 year old farm boy in Murrary County, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 3 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by a gunshot to his face in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to a hospital in Richmond, VA on 4 October and furloughed to Tilton, GA on 9 October 1862. He returned to duty but was killed at the Crater near Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864.
References & notes
His service from Henderson's Roster,1 also as Jesse Pierce, and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3. The pointer to Pearce and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862 (as J.H. Pierce), a sketch from the Murray County Museum, and the CSR.
07/30/1864; Petersburg, VA