CSA J. M. Ariail served in Co A 2nd Reg. Army Northern Va. "Banks County Guards, Bennings Brigade" C.S.A. Enlisted 25 Apr 1861. served until 31 Dec 1864. Served mostly in Virginia where he was wounded several times. Fought at Gettysburg. Injured on 02 Jul 1863 Gettysburg, bombshell wound, left arm and shoulder causing partial paralysis and permanent stiffness, resulting in left arm being useless. Listed as J. M. Aerial on muster roll. John M. Ariail stated on his pension application that he had lived in Jackson county since Jan. 1, 1859.