(? - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry
He enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 37th Virginia Infantry on 22 April 1861 in Abingdon, VA.
On the Campaign
He was wounded and captured at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He died, date not given, and was buried "Along the northern edge of Stephen Grove's woods; all had boards; some still have boards" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. He is shown among those exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 8 November 1862 with no further record, but this seems unlikely given his burial on the field.
References & notes
Burial information from Pruett1 as Lt. John Hurnes or Humes, 37th Virginia. Service from Rankin2 via the Historical Data Systems database, as John N. Humes. Details from family genealogists.
He was probably the son of John Newton Humes, lawyer, large-scale planter, and founder of the Southwestern Virginian newspaper in Abingdon. His brother William Young Conn Humes (1830-1883) was a Confederate Major General by the end of the War.
1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD