(1824 - ?)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company G, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 30 August 1861. He was left home, sick, in November 1861 with instructions to rejoin his Company in December.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded in the thigh in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
By September 1863 he was listed as missing at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and supposed to be a prisoner, with no further military record. He was home in 1864.
After the War
He was a farmer in Georgia to at least 1880.
References & notes
His service from Henderson's Roster,1 which says he was killed at Gettysburg, and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3, as J.B. Hipps. Personal details from family genealogists. The pointer to Hipps and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862 (as J.B. Hepps), the US Census for 1850-1880, the 1864 GA Militia Census, and the CSR.
He may have been married to Rachael (?) about 1849. He married the widow Martha Jane Dowdy Ray (1838-1924) in March 1866 and they had two sons together.
1824 in NC
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. II, pg. 982 [AotW citation 26097]
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. II, pg. 980 [AotW citation 26098]