Pvt. John W. Booth

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Booth, John W. - Pvt. 3/1/1862. Wounded in left leg, necessitating amputation below knee, at Fisher's Hill, Va. September 25, 1864. Roll dated November 6, 1864, last on file, shows him "Absent, wounded, since September 25, 1864."

CSA pension record states he was wounded 24 Sept 1864 and leg amputated the next day, 25 Sept. Widow Eliza Parham Booth, married 12/23/1866, filed a CSA pension application in 1916. John was born in 1837 and died 5/29/1916, buried at Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Elbert Co. Ga. Pvt. J. G. Seymour signed an affidavit attesting to his service and wounds in pension record.

Elberton Star
Tuesday May 30, 1916

Mr John W Booth died Sunday morning at his home near Deep Creek Church and was buried Sunday afternoon. He was 75 years old, a Confederate veteran who left one leg on a Virginia battlefield. He is survived by three sons, J O, J C and W G Booth, all of this county. He had been in a very low state of health for a long time and was tenderly cared for by his sons who had quite a burden of other responsibilities.

Obituary courtesy of Mr. Jeff Taylor.

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