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Confederate (CSV)


John T. McGahey

(1843 - 1915)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 19, from Pike County, he enlisted at Zebulon as a Private in Company H, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 5 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot through his elbow in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA by 3 October and furloughed home on 23 October 1862 for 60 days. He was wounded again, by a gunshot to his hip, at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864 and was furloughed home.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3, and the Roster.2


12/25/1843 in GA


02/05/1915; Williamson, GA


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 27416]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 27417]