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Confederate (CSV)


John Kennedy Hitner

(1839 - 1927)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Union Theological Seminary

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Rockbridge (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

He studied at the Union Theological Seminary 1860-61. At age 23 he enlisted as a Private in the 1st Rockbridge Artillery on 17 March 1862 at Camp Buchanan, VA. He was wounded at Winchester, VA on 25 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was bruised "severely" on the leg at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again at Gettysburg in July 1863 but served through the war and was paroled at Farmville, VA on 21 April 1865.

After the War

He was a Presbyterian minister and served in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri.

References & notes

His service and other details from Driver.1 His casualty details from Captain Poague's casualty list for the battery (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA); online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Phoebe Broderick (1843-1937) in June 1873 and they had 5 children.


01/25/1839; Carlisle, PA


09/23/1927; Huntington, WV; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, WV


1   Driver, Jr., Robert J., The 1st and 2nd Rockbridge Artillery, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 26240]