Private John L McMurria of the 6th Georgia Infantry survived a wound at Sharpsburg in September 1862 and the rest of the war, rising to 2nd Lieutenant by the end of 1864. Afterward he “tried farming” but was probably not very successful, as he was dependent on his wife by the 1890s. He was infirm and his wife and two children were dead by 1901 and he began receiving a Confederate pension in 1903.

Here’s the cover of his 1904 pension application, from the Georgia Archives Virtual Vault.

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