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Confederate (CSA)


John Hill Lamar

(1840 - 1864)

Home State: Georgia

Education: University of Georgia, Oglethorpe University

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a private in Company. B, 2d Battalion Georgia Infantry April 20, 1861. Elected Major of the 61st Regiment Georgia Infantry October 11, 1861; Lieutenant Colonel March 15, 1862; Colonel June 1, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the Regiment, but assumed command of the Brigade when Col Douglass fell.

The rest of the War

Killed at Monocacy, Maryland July 9, 1864.

References & notes

Service details online by Fincham2, from Lilian Henderson’s Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, l86l-l865, Hapeville: Longino & Porter (1959-1964), Vol. 6. Further details from J. L. Sibley Jennings, Jr.


1840 in GA


7/9/1864; Monocacy, MD; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, GA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/roster2/61st_inf_regt_rost_fld_staff.html  [AotW citation 13257]