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J.M. Caraker

J.M. Caraker

Confederate (CSV)


Jacob Monroe Caraker

(1838 - 1907)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as First Lieutenant, Company H, 4th Georgia Infantry on 26 April 1861 and was promoted Captain on 9 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned in November 1862.

After the War

He was living in Milledgeville, GA by about 1903.

References & notes

Basic information and the photograph from Thomas1. Life dates from a piece accompanying a photograph of his stone in Milledgeville. Wound detail from a casualty list by Colonel Doles printed in The Confederate Union (Milledgeville, GA) of 14 October 1862, kindly provided by Laura Elliott. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


02/11/1838; Upson County, GA


11/02/1907; Milledgeville, GA; burial in Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, GA


1   Thomas, Henry Walter, History of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Atlanta: Franklin Printing & Publishing Co., 1903, pp. 87, 157 - 164  [AotW citation 2667]