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Confederate (CSV)


J. L. Russell

(? - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Person County, he was conscripted and enlisted in July 1862 as a Private in Company G, 15th North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Crampton’s Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled by 26 September but died of wounds on 4 October 1862 in a US field hospital at Burkittsville, MD. He was originally buried "close along the fence on west side of woods back of graveyard in Burkettsville [Burkittsville]."

After the War

He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 Service data from Moore,2 who has him wounded at Sharpsburg, and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3, also as J.N. Russell.


10/04/1862; Burkittsville, 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 4945]

2   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pp. 545 -  [AotW citation 7471]