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John T. Alexander
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Birth: 1832
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1865
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

John T. Alexander is one of the Unknown soliders who served in the Civil War. He was in the Indiana infantry Co. 93rd Company C. He was captured at Brices Crossing in Mississippi on June 10, 1864. He was then sent to Andersonville Prison in Georgia. He as paroled on or about April 21, 1865 and was sent to Fort Fisk. He was then put on the deadly ship the Sultana leaving Vicksburg. The ship left Memphis and started up the flooded Mississippi River and then the boiler exploded killing over 1800 people on the ship. The ship was only meant to hold 365 and it had over 2,500 people on board. The history books state that he was a survivor -- I have pension papers for my g-grandmother who was his daughter and this would prove that he was killed. His body is not buried in this cemetery but was probably destroyed in the explosion. He was the father of two daughters Mary Alice and Lucy Jane "Jennie" Alexander and also left a widow Eliza Ellen Hamm Alexander. 
Family links: 
  Eliza Ellen Ham Alexander Doty (1836 - 1893)*
  Lucy Jane Alexander Bowen Miller (1859 - 1938)*
  Mary Alice Alexander (1861 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
Memphis National Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Dalene Royer
Record added: Aug 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115729306
John T. Alexander
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Rest in peace gg-grandpa you deserve peace with what you went through with the civil war.
- Dalene Royer
 Added: Aug. 19, 2013

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