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Capt John P. Donaldson, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1838
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 1901
Atlantic City
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA

Captain John Plankinhorn Donaldson, Jr., Company H, 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army.

Captain Donaldson was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, the son of John P. and Maltilda Nice Donaldson. He was a descendant of the family for which the Nicetown section of Philadelphia was named. Donaldson's grandfather, William Donaldson, was Sheriff of Philadelphia, 1808-1810.

John P. Donaldson, Jr. enlisted in the 1st Kanawha Regiment, at Charlestown, Virginia (now West Virginia)in May 1861. He served as 2nd Sergeant until elected and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Company H, 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry July 27, 1861. He was elected and appointed 1st Lieutenant on May 1, 1862 and later promoted to Captain.

In November 1863, Captain Donaldson was wounded at Droop Mountain, VA. On June 3, 1864, Captain Donaldson was wounded and captured at Gaines Farm, during the Battle of Cold Harbor, VA. Captain Donaldson was held as a POW at Fort Delaware until June 10, 1865 when he was released.

Captain Donaldson's younger brother, Francis Adams Donaldson was Captain of Company H, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, the "Corn Exchange Regiment," Union Army.

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Burial:
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Bryn Mawr 599
GPS (lat/lon): 40.01729, -75.22248
 
Maintained by: SCV-PA
Originally Created by: Joseph Lehe
Record added: Oct 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9584011
Capt John P. Donaldson, Jr
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