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39th Georgia Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: James Russell HornRank: Private Company: H

James Russell Horn was the eldest son of John Horn. He was born in Georgia in 1830, married Martha Akridge in 1856 and they had two sons before he joined Company H of the 39th in July 1862. In 1862 he was captured in Kentucky and a Prisoner of War at Cincinnati, Ohio. He was wounded at Champion Hill in 1863 and left at the hosptial at Quitman Mills. He joined from desertion March 8, 1864 and was killed at the Battle of Atlanta July 22, 1864. Russell was one of four brothers who joined the Confederate Army against the wishes of his father who was a strong Union man according to the Southern Claims Court Documents John filed after the war.

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