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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

John Reed Towers

(1824 - 1903)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Floyd County, he enrolled and was commissioned Captain of Company E, 8th Georgia Infantry on 14 May 1861. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel on 16 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Colonel on 16 December 1862. He was surrendered with his regiment at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

07/02/1824 in SC

Death

09/29/1903; in GA; burial in Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, GA

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 25826]