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Confederate (CSV)


John Wesley Hodnett

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 21 year old living with his parents and siblings on their farm at West Point in Troup County, GA; 20 year old William Henry Ward lived next door. He enlisted as a Private in Company K, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 in Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryland, but "died of smallpox when on the return from Sharpsburg" at Middetown, VA on 24 November 1862.

The rest of the War

His mother Caroline filed for his final pay in July 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His memorial is on Findagrave.

He was one of at least 5 Hodnett brothers in Company K, as was his brother-in-law John F Moore.


04/08/1840; Troup County, GA


11/24/1862; Middletown, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28359]