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J.C. Pruitt

J.C. Pruitt

Confederate (CSV)


John Calvin Pruitt

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 23 year old farmer, he enlisted as Private on 16 May 1861 in the New Albany Grays, who became Company K, 21st Mississippi Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal in September or October 1861, and to Sergeant on 15 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "in Col. Miller's woods, west of church along the line fence between Miller and Mrs. Lucker [Locker]", on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. He was reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who says he was killed on 16 September. His service information from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records, National Archives, via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture here from a 1/2 plate ambrotype of him with his two step brothers and another soldier, courtesy of owner Chris Magewick, who also provided service details from his service records (via Fold3).


02/25/1838; Union County, MS


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4510]