(1839 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 23rd Virginia Infantry
From Prince Edward County, he mustered as Corporal, Company I, 23rd Virginia Infantry on 21 May 1861 at Prince Edward Court House. He reenlisted on 24 March 1862 and received a 30 day furlough.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was originally buried "In Benj. Grave's [Grove's?] old orchard", near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Pvt J. Booker. Service and other details from Thomas Rankin's 23rd Virginia Infantry (roster, 1985) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a print of an early-War ambrotype in the American Civil War Museum, Richmond. A number of online sites refer to a photograph at the Library of Congress formerly thought to be him, which has been re-identified as John Agee Booker of the 21st Virginia Infantry.
1839; Charlotte County, VA
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD