SHARP (VETERAN CSA), JOHN WILLIAM - Izard County, Arkansas | JOHN WILLIAM SHARP (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

John William SHARP (VETERAN CSA)

Sharp Farm Cemetery
Izard County,
Arkansas

PRIVATE CSA
Company A 21 Regiment Arkansas Infantry
Civil War Confederate
September 15, 1843 - June 1, 1911

From the Muster Rolls:
John Sharp, Private, Company B, 21st Regiment Arkansas Infantry. Enlisted November 14, 1861. Pocahontas Arkansas by Col. McCarver for 12 months. Last pd by Capt. Martin, June 30, 1862. John was present. Detailed Nurse for Capt. Wasson. September and October, 1862. Detailed Captain's cook. July and August, 1862. Roll of Prisoners of War: December 24, 1863. Captured at Champion Hill, May 16, 1863. Stated captured at Big Lake at Black River Bridge Seige. John appeared in a column of names as John Sharp prisoner, and he signed with his mark. He was exchanged December 25, 1863 from Fort Delaware, Maryland. He was given a receipt roll for clothing and he signed with his mark, December 31, 1863. SHARP, JOHN - PVT - Detailed as Cpt's Cook. Detailed nurse for Cpt Wasson. The regiment was formed about May 15, 1862 by consolidating four companies of the 14th (McCarver's) and six companies of the 17th (Lemoynes') Co F of the 14th became Co B of the 21st.

John Sharp Sharp County Record, Evening Shade, Arkansas. June 9, 1911 page 2 Column 4.
John Sharp died at his home at Love, Izard County, Thursday after a long illness from complications of diseases. The end came suddenly after he had eaten dinner and had remarked to members of his family that he was feeling better than usual. The burial occurred Friday, with religious ceremonies being conducted by Rev. George Rogers of King Mills after which the body was buried with Masonic honors.
John Sharp was born in Independence County, September 15,1843, the son of William Sharp who moved to Evening Shade with his family in 1852 and established what for years was known as Sharp's Mill.
At the age of 18, John Sharp entered the Confederate army, and it was said of him that he was as brave a solder as ever went into battle. He enlisted under Captain Addison H. Nunn and saw service in several hard battles east of the Mississippi River. He was taken prisoner in battle and sent to Point Lookout, Maryland where he spent several months and was paroled. He was with General Sterling Price on his raid through Missouri in 1864 and surrendered at Jacksonport in June 1865. In 1867 he moved to the farm on which he died.
Mr Sharp was four times married, his last wife having died some two years ago. From there unions there are 10 children living. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South for many years.
Mr. Sharp was a man who had a wide circle of acquaintances and friends, a very large number of whom gathered at the grave in sorrow. His life was long and honorable. Peace to his ashes.

Contributed on 12/6/07 by tootied
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Submitted: 12/6/07 • Approved: 3/23/12 • Last Updated: 7/29/16 • R3517-G0-S3

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