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Confederate (CSV)


Jesse S. Head

(c. 1832 - 1862)

Home State: Arkansas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Arkansas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Enlisted in Co. H, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Nashville, Tennessee, June 10, 1861; appointed third corporal, June 10, 1861; promoted third sergeant (date not given).

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He died in Samuel Beeler’s house at Sharpsburg, September 26, 1862. Originally buried "in Samuel Beeler's barn field along the fence, running east from the barn" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. He was reinterred in the Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD in about 1874. His body was moved again, to Harrodsburg, KY, date not known.

References & notes

Battlefield and Hagerstown burial information from Pruett1, who has him as Pvt. Jesse D. Head (Company unknown). Details from the Roster2.


c. 1832 in KY


09/26/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, KY


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 4727]

2   Howerton, Bryan R., Roster of the Third Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA, Published 1998, <>, Source page: /civilwar/3rdcoh.html  [AotW citation 13793]