GRAGARD, John J.

TX 3rd Cav Co E. CSA. Born “Hans Jacob Grogaard” on 24 Dec 1836 at Lillesand, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, 23 May 1861. Private. Promoted to First Sergeant 20 Aug 1861. Became a private during regiment’s reorgnization in May 1862. Absent from Company E on special duty with the Regiment’s Commissary department from May until late 1862. Assigned to Regimental Staff as Acting Commissary and Subsistence Officer on 1 Jun 1863, and promoted to Captain that day. Captured at Rolling Fork, Mississippi, 23 Jun 1864. Exchanged near Vicksburg, Mississippi, 29 Jul 1864. Post War: Died 7 Jul 1899 at Pass Christian, Mississippi. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

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