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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph L. Ayres

(c. 1824 - 1909)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 36 year old overseer in Tippah County, MS. He enlisted and mustered on 15 May 1861 as 2nd Sergeant of Company H, 19th Mississippi Infantry at Canaan in Tippah County, MS.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his right arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in Richmond and Danville, VA hospitals by 27 September and to 6 November 1862. He was wounded on the Weldon Railroad near Petersburg, VA on 21 August 1864 and furloughed to Tupelo, MS on 9 September. He was still on furlough when he was surrendered and was paroled at La Grange, TN on 24 May 1865.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farmer at Holly Springs in Marshall County, MS.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records (CSRs),1 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound also on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1870.

He married Mary A Crawford (1843-1917) in January 1869 and they had a daughter Anna Laura (1872-1934).


c. 1824 in SC




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 29813]