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Confederate (CSV)


John A. Farmer

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company E, 16th Virginia Infantry on 11 April 1862 at "Entrenched Camp" in Virginia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a field hospital in Burkittsville, MD on 22 October 1862. He was originally buried "close along the fence on west side of woods back of graveyard in Burkettsville [Burkittsviile, Maryland]" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 as J.A. Farmer. His service from Trask.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave, as James A. Farmer.


10/22/1862; Burkittsville, 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 4663]

2   Trask, Benjamin H., Sixteenth Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard Inc., 1986, roster  [AotW citation 24738]