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38th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
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Name: John F May(E)Rank: 1st Corporal Company: K

He served with the CSA during the Civil War as a 1st Cpl. with Co., K, 38th AL Infantry, was wounded and captured at the battle of Chickamauga. He was awarded the Confederate Medal Of Honor for his bravery at the battle of Chickamauga. Note: The different spelling of his surname and middle initial. Alabama Civil War Muster Rolls, 1861-1865 Name: John L May Estimated birth year: abt 1840 Military unit: 38th Alabama Infantry Regiment Military Unit - Company: K Muster Roll Date: 15 May 1862 Enlistment Date: 05 Apr 1862 Rank: Corporal Age: 22 Place of Enlistment - City: Blakely Place of Enlistment - County: Early Place of Enlistment - State: Georgia Roll #: 417 Archive Collection #: G025048-11. Muster Roll - Company K 38th Alabama Infantry 'Joe Murrell Bayonets' 7. Maye, Jno. L. - 1st Corp. - 21 - Baldwin Co., Honor Roll Chickamauga, POW Resaca, C. Mort. MEDAL OF HONOR These medals were never presented due to the hardships of war. But they were approved by the Confederate Congress and published as General Order 64 at Richmond, Virginia, August 10, 1864. Listed below are the men belonging to various companies of the 38th Alabama who were recognized for their bravery during the Battle of Chickamauga, September 19 and 20, 1863. Private T. C. Ezell, Company A - KIA Corporal James M. Moore, Company B Corporal J. E. Platt, Company C Private A. McAlpin, Company C - KIA Sergeant W. W. Buford, Company D - KIA Corporal Joel W. Bell, Company E Private A. D. Sims, Company F Sergeant W. W. Holley, Company G - KIA Private Patrick Dayton, Company H - KIA Sergeant G. F. Williamson, Company I - KIA Sergeant John L. Maye, Company K Private Francis H. Wilson, Company K - KIA

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Contact Name: Marshall F May
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