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Confederate (CSV)


John Leonard Chunn

(1845 - 1919)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 15 year old farm boy on his parent's small place at Burnt Corn in Monroe County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company D (later renamed C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 29 July 1861 at Bells Landing, AL.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware until paroled on 2 October, then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was declared exchanged to return to duty on 10 November 1862 - the last record of his service in the 5th Infantry.

He was a Private in Company D, 2nd Battalion, Alabama Light Artillery in 1864-65, was captured in April 1865 near Greenville, AL, and was paroled at Montgomery, AL in May 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer at Edward's Bluff/Bell's Landing, Monroe County, AL.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1870, 1900, and 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Lenora Victoria Hutto (1845-1924) in December 1868 and they had 7 children.


04/13/1845; Monroe County, AL


04/22/1919; burial in Bells Landing Cemetery, Hybart, AL


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 28014]