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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John T. Nickles

(? - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company I, 3rd Alabama Infantry at Lynchburg, VA on 4 May 1861 (having left Wetumpka, AL on 27 April).

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862, and he was captured.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated at the thigh and he was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September. He died there of wounds on 11 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried "along the west side and in [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick [Maryland]" and was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. He also has a stone among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may still be there. His wounding on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His service from the State of Alabama,3 which has him alternately as John T. Nichols.

Death

10/11/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

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 4880]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #204  [AotW citation 25378]

3   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /soldier.cfm?id=148153  [AotW citation 25380]