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Confederate (CSV)


Jonathan Abner J. Talley

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a member of Companuy I, 15th Virginia Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was taken to the Lavvinia Grove farm where he died of wounds. Originally buried "in Mrs. Lucker's [Locker] barn field near an old well" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. His body retrieved by his Father, Dr. Ezekiel Starke Talley, and returned home.

References & notes

Original burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as J.A.J. Talley or Tally and says he's buried in the Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD. Further details and corrections from Adam Zimmerli, whose additional research sources included:
Manarin's 15th Virginia Infantry2; 15th VA Infantry Co. I Roster at the Library of Virginia; NPS' Soldiers & Sailors Database; Virginia Military Dead3.


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Family Cemetery, Hanover County, VA


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 4997]

2   Manarin, Louis H., 15th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1990, pp. 29, 117  [AotW citation 8849]

3   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <>  [AotW citation 8850]