Courtesy of Derick S. Hartshorn, April 2007:
RALPH, JOHN B., Private, Company H, 5th Regiment, North Carolinas Troops. Enlisted in Halifax County at age 21, May 30, 1861, for the war. Wounded and captured at Williamsburg, Virginia, May 5, 1862, and died of wounds. Place and date of death not reported. [NCT 4:231] NOTE: Confederate records show no other John B. Ralph other than the record listed here.
RALPH, J B
H 5 NC INF
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/14/1862
- BURIED AT: SECTION CONF SITE 125
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