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32nd Georgia Infantry (CSA)
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Name: John W TrussellRank: 2nd Lieutenant Company: B

John W Trussell enlisted as a private in Co D, 6th Regt Ga State Troops Dec 20, 1861 and earned a 50.00 bounty to sign up for three years or duration of the war. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga Apr 1862. Elected 2nd Lieutenant of Co B, 32nd Regt Ga Inf Apr 18, 1862; 1st Lieutenant Mar 5, 1863. John W was a school teacher in Talbot County Georgia and probably because he could read and write, he moved quickly up the ranks to 1st LT. In and around Charleston, he was in charge of building some of the trenches and earthworks. In April 1864 there are records where he was the Ordnance Officer for Harrison's Brigade and he ordered ammo and weapons for the unit. He also was assigned for a time to the Palmetto Armory.He fought at the battle of Olustee/Ocean pond and other battles with his brothers.He was killed in a fight, Nov 12 1864, by a union Parrot shell while at Fort Sumter. He is buried with two of his brothers, Robert and Henry Christopher, who survived the war, and are buried with him at the Centerville cemetery in Talbot County , Ga .Duty well done, may he rest in peace.

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