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John Thomas Mercer
Birth: Feb. 7, 1830
Death: Apr. 18, 1864

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. A native of Crawfordville, Georgia, he was an 1854 graduate of the United States Military Academy (ranked 40th of 46). Upon graduating, he entered the United States Army and would remain within its ranks until resigning to join the Confederacy in 1861. At the age of 28, he enlisted into the 4th Georgia Infantry at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Within the year, he was discharged for promotion to Colonel and was placed in command of the 21st Georgia Infantry on September 27, 1861. He received honorable mention for his gallant leadership during the battle of Gettysburg. He was killed in action on April 18, 1864 at Plymouth, North Carolina,  (bio by: Stonewall) 
 
Burial:
Calvary Church Cemetery
Tarboro
Edgecombe County
North Carolina, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.8994, -77.53043
 
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Originally Created by: Stonewall
Record added: May 01, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10901303
John Thomas Mercer
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John Thomas Mercer
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John Thomas Mercer
Added by: Stonewall
 
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