Private John Trant, Company G, 4th Texas Infantry, 22 years old, was killed at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. Amounts due to him a the time of his death were paid to Captain R.H. Bassett as agent for John’s mother Elizabeth Jarvis Trant (1808-1865), widow of the late John Samuel Kennard Trant (1812-1854).

This document is from Private Trant’s Compiled Service Record jacket at the US National Archives.

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