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Confederate (CSV)


John Postell Williamson Read

(1829 - 1884)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Pulaski (GA) Artillery


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

From Savannah, he was Captain of the Georgia Hussars (state militia) 1854 - 1861 and Chief of Police (1858).

His militia battery was originally Company K, 10th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry and he was commissioned Captain on 15 June 1861. The battery transferred out of the 10th to serve as an independent battery - the Pulaski Light Artillery - on 27 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his battery on the Campaign.

The rest of the War

In April 1864 he was promoted to Major, and replaced Dearing in command of the 38 Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 27 October 1864 and was assigned as commander of the defenses as Wilmington, NC.

After the War

He returned to Savannah and ran for Mayor in 1865.

References & notes

His service from Alexander McC. Duncan's Roll and Legend of the Georgia Hussars (1906). Personal details from family genealogists.


04/21/1829; Savannah, GA


09/28/1884; Lynchburg, VA