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Federal (USV)


John B. Lackey

(c. 1822 - ?)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery B

Before Antietam

A 29 year old musician, he enlisted on 24 July 1851 in Brownsville, TX as a Private in Battery B of the 4th United States Artillery. He deserted his unit on 16 July 1852 and was apprehended and returned to duty on 24 November 1858.

On the Campaign

He was cited for bravery at Antietam on 17 September 1862 by battery commander Lieutenant Stewart in his Report.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on 2 May 1863 at the expiration of his (extended) term of service.

References & notes

His service from the ORs 1 and the Registers.2

He may be the John B Lackey who married the war widow Sarah Robinson Tobias (1837-) in St. Johns, MI in March 1866 and died in Detroit on 4 June 1903.


c. 1822 in CANADA


1   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Serial 27), pp. 229 - 231  [AotW citation 10491]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 049, pg. 149  [AotW citation 27448]