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Confederate (CSV)


John W. Rentz

(? - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old unmarried clerk in Camden, AL, he he mustered as Corporal, Company A, 13th Alabama Infantry on 2 September 1861. He was appointed Adjutant and 2nd Lieutenant on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, but died there of wounds on 10 October. He was originally buried "along the west side and in [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick [Maryland]". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Pvt. J. W. Rintz. Service from the Alabama Archives.2 Hospital, wound, and death details from the Patient List.3


10/10/1862; 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 4928]

2   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=168820, /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=16  [AotW citation 20072]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #9.605  [AotW citation 20073]