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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John T. Snipes

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A married 30 year old farmer in Macon County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 15th Alabama Infantry in March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded - his "thigh was broken by a minnie ball at Sharpsburg, Md. Sept 17, 1862", and he was captured there.

The rest of the War

He "died from the wounds while in the hands of the enemy". Originally buried "In Mrs. Lucker's [Locker] second field south of barn on west side of a Large rockbrake" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service and quotes above from the Alabama Archives.2

Birth

c. 1831 in GA

Death

10/18/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

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 4516]

2   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=189960  [AotW citation 20044]