My GGG Grandfather was John McLaughlin of the 6th Missouri Infantry, Company B CSA. I found in his military records he die May 20, 1864 from wounds received in battle May 1864.
The May 20th death date document was signed by a John Laurence. I was grateful to have receive his records as there were documents that included confirmation that he was an exchanged POW before joining the 6th in May of 1863. Also, included was his parole document from Vicksburg.
Originally, I was able to track him from Daviess Co. to enlisting in Ray Co. 8/62 by Lt Davis, being arrested 10/62 in Clinton Co., and sent to Gratiot Street Prison (10/62-4/63). He was part of a prison exchange in Washington D.C. 4/63.
Perhaps Someone may know why he would have enlisted in Ray Co. and not Daviess' Co.,where he lived? In his records there was mentioned he was only temporarily attached to the Reg. and belongs to the Navy? Does that sound correct? A thirty-five year old man from Daviess County? If so, why?
Also, I believe he was in Georgia at the time of his death, but his infantry record only states they were in the field, where? There were many battles and locations during that time.
I believe he was laid to rest at the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, and would like to confirm if he is one of the three John McLaughlin (CSA) there. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.