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Confederate (CSV)


Johnson Brooker Zorn

(1834 - 1890)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Known as Brooker, he was a 27 year old farmer (and owner of 2 slaves) at Graham P.O. in the Barnwell District when he enlisted as Private, Company H, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 6 May 1862 at Camp Pillow.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September and slightly wounded at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was often on detail to the Brigade and CSA Commissary Department as a butcher and blacksmith through the war and was surrendered while on such a detail at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer at George's Creek, Barnwell County, SC.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" and wound at Sharpsburg from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), as B. Zorn, also as Johnston B Zorn, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his marker was provided by the US War Department in December 1939.

He married Matilda A Hutto (1832-1870) and they had 5 children between 1857 and 1867. He married again, Elizabeth F Lee (1846-1914) and they had 5 more from 1874 to 1883.


1834; Barnwell District, SC


11/01/1890; in SC; burial in Georges Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Olar, SC