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Confederate (CSV)


John Hardin Doyal

(1836 - 1917)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 23 year old farmer at Eagle Cleft in the Chattanooga District, Walker County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company A, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 28 April 1862 at Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by a gunshot to the flesh of his right foot at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and "left in the hands of the enemy" on 5 July 1863. He was sent to the US Army General Hospital in Chester, PA on 16 July and was there to 4 October 1863, when he was sent to Point Lookout, MD. On about 6 March 1864 he was paroled there, sent to City Point, VA for exchange, and was admitted to the Jackson Hospital in Richmond, VA. He was furloughed for 30 days on 15 March but was back in a Richmond hospital in September 1864. There is no later military record.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer in Pike County, GA but in 1880 he was farming on Lookout Mountain in Walker County, GA near the Tennessee line. In 1900 he was a railroad watchman in Hamilton County, TN and in 1910 he had retired and was living with his son John in Chattanooga, TN.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Ann Hixon (1839-1916) and they had 9 children between 1856 and 1882.




03/30/1917; East Chattanooga, TN; burial in Hooker Cemetery, Wildwood, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 27386]

2   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 27387]