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Confederate (CSA)


John Carroll Hately

(c. 1823 - 1869)

Home State: Florida

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was appointed to the US Military Academy in 1842, but did not pass the entrance examinations. He served as a First Lieutenant and Assistant Adjutant General in the Mexican War, and was a lawyer in Alachua County, FL before the War. He mustered as Colonel of the 5th Florida Infantry in March 1862.

On the Campaign

He took command of the Brigade at Sharpsburg after General Pryor assumed command of the Division on 17 September 1862. He was later wounded in both thighs in action there.

The rest of the War

Disabled by his wounds, he resigned on 6 July 1863.

After the War

He continued his legal practice. He was murdered in 1869.

References & notes

Basic service information from the State of Florida1, with some details from Allardice.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1823 in GA


08/09/1869; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Jasper, FL


1   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. 136  [AotW citation 15447]

2   Allardice, Bruce S., Confederate Colonels, Columbia (Mo): University of Missouri Press, 2008, pg. 188  [AotW citation 15448]