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19th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
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Name: John M WhitmireRank: Private Company: H

John M. Whitmire enlisted in August of 1861 for a period of 60 days. When his time was up, he re-enlisted for a period of 3 years or the war. He was captured at Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga in November of 1863. He was a prisoner at Rock Island federal prison camp in Illinois for about 11 months. In October 1864, John signed on to serve in the Western territories as a 'galvanized Yankee' under the stipultation that he would not have to go south and fight his fellow Confederates. After release from the Third Regiment, US volunteers, John returned to Northeast Alabama and married Mary Hamilton. They lived on Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama. He is buried at Bankhead Cemetery in Mentone, Alabama.

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