Capt John Harmon Massey


Capt John Harmon Massey

Linn Flat, Nacogdoches County, Texas, USA
Death 6 May 1864 (aged 24)
Wilderness, Orange County, Virginia, USA
Burial Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 14, Row 8, Grave 14; originally buried in Widow Tapp's field, Wilderness, Va.
Memorial ID 10626068 View Source

Company K "TEXAS INVINCIBLES" of San Augustine County, 1st Texas Infantry "Ragged Old First", Texas Brigade, Field's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence was not listed.
Enlisted 10/11/1861, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into "K" Co. TX 1st Infantry at Griffin's Springs, near Richmond, VA.
Elected 1st Lieutenant 5/15/1862.
Elected Captain 6/27/1862.
Wounded in the Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg, MD. 9/17/1862.
Killed In Action in the Battle of The Wilderness, Va.

Company "K" was organized in San Augustine County, Texas, and mustered into Confederate service "for the war" at Griffin's Spring near Richmond, Virginia, Oct. 11, 1861.

The 1st Texas Infantry was one of the three Texas Civil War regiments in the Texas Brigade of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
The Texans plugged a gap torn in the Confederate line at the battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864. Here the regiment took part in the famous "Lee to the rear" episode.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 10626068
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Harmon Massey (6 Aug 1839–6 May 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10626068, citing Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .