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Confederate (CSV)


John W. G. Freeman

(c. 1844 - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was 16 years old, and lived with his parents and siblings, a family of stone cutters and masons at Conyers, Newton County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company H, 6th Georgia State Troops on 21 October 1861 and mustered out with them on 21 April 1862. Giving his occupation as stonecutter, he enlisted again, in Company E, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 3 May 1862 at Conyers.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, left behind, and captured there on the 19th.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 27 September and sent to Fort McHenry, MD the same day. He was transferred on 27 October to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. He was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863. He was captured in a hospital in Jordan Springs near Winchester, VA on 26 July and died there on 1 August 1863.

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.


c. 1844; Oxford, GA


08/01/1863; Jordan Springs, VA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 27392]

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 27393]