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Confederate (CSV)


James M. Johns

(1827 - 1862)

Home State: Florida

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company G, 5th Florida Infantry in St. Marks, FL on 4 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He had his left leg amputated at the thigh and was treated at a US Army General Hospital in Frederick, MD, from 26 September, but he died there of wounds on 5 October 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him in Company F. Service from the State of Florida,2, which has him as killed in action on 17 September, and from Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers 1861-1865 (via the Historical Data Systems database). Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, has memorials there [via Findagrave], and may still be buried there.




10/05/1862; Frederick, 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 4759]

2   State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pg. 147  [AotW citation 15452]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #420  [AotW citation 20023]