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Confederate (CSV)


John W. Lee

(? - c. 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company A (renamed I), 5th Alabama Infantry on 6 May 1861 at Grove Hill, 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 a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 2 October when he was sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA and was furloughed there for 30 days on 25 October 1862 with no later record. He was officially declared exchanged on 10 November 1862.

He died in late 1862 or early 1863 and Lt. J.M. Goff of his Company, agent for his father Stephen Lee, presented a claim for his final pay of $97.23 in March 1863 which was paid in August 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; one record has his death on 17 September 1862. Thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to Private Lee.


c. 1862


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 28080]