(1841 - 1922)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted in Yorkville on 27 December 1861 and mustered as Private, Company C, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 3 January 1862.
On the Campaign
He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was with his Company until he "deserted to the enemy" on 24 February 1865. He was sent to the US Provost Marshal at City Point, VA then on to Washington, DC. He took an oath of allegiance there on 27 February and was furnished transportation to Jacksonville, FL.
After the War
By 1880 he was a farmer at Cherokee, in York County, SC.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" and Sharpsburg from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), as John Mints, both online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the 1880 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Margaret Young (1836-1910) in about 1865 and they had two children.
His brother William Drayton Mintz (b. 1839), also a Private in Company C, was killed at Turner's Gap.
03/26/1841; Union, SC
12/22/1922; Blacksburg, SC; burial in Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg, SC