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Confederate (CSV)


John W. McGinnis

(? - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company H, 6th Georgia State Troops on 21 October 1861 and mustered out in April 1862. He enlisted again, in Newton County, GA as a Private in Company E, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 3 May 1862. He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant sometime after 1 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was in Atlanta, GA in October 1862, probably on a furlough. He was appointed First Sergeant of his Company on 5 June 1863 but was wounded again, by a gunshot through his left lung, on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. He was left behind and captured there on 5 July. He was in US Army field hospitals on the field until admitted to the Seminary Hospital in Gettysburg on 6 August 1863, and he died there of wounds on 27 August 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 US National Archives, online via fold3. His memorial is on Findagrave.


08/27/1863; Gettysburg, PA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27368]