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Confederate (CSV)


John D. Combs

(1843 - 1908)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 33rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was 16 years old and lived with his father and siblings near Seven Fountains in Shenandoah County, VA. He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 33rd Virginia Infantry on 24 August 1862 at Camp Garnett at Rich Mountain, Randolph County, VA.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was absent, wounded and sick, to the end of 1862. He was wounded again, in the leg, at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863, listed as missing, and probably captured there. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 7 June 1865, when he was released after taking an oath of allegiance.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer in Johnston Township, Shenandoah County, VA.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1880, and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of an excellent post-war photograph of him.

He married Eliza J Lichliter (1845-1903) in December 1876 and they had 4 daughters.


11/24/1843; Fort Valley, VA


08/06/1908; Fort Valley, VA; burial in Keller Cemetery, Carmel, VA


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 28318]