Known CSA Veterans at Cedar Hill
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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C. S. A.
J. F. Magnon
Co. D, 22 La


Enlisted at Camp Lewis near New Orleans 11 Sep 1861 until 8 Jun 1862 in the Orleans Light Arty. His rank was 5 Corp in Co. B, 23 Reg, La Vols.

Captured 17 Oct 1862, New Orleans, and made a POW.

Reenlisted in Vicksburg 1 Mar 1863 and paid $50 bounty. Was wounded and left in Vicksburg.

He was on a list of wounded of Hebert's Brigade The wound 22 Jun 1863 was not reported.

He was among the wounded in the hospital when captured at Vicksburg 4 Jul 1863. He was paroled 16 Jul at Vicksburg.

His full name is given as James Felix Magnon on the pension application filled out by his widow, Mary Jane Magnon, age 77, on 30 Jul 1928. They married 1 Feb 1887. She notes that he received an honorable discharge 17 Mar 1872 after he was wounded in his shoulder. He reenlisted later.

Mississippi Confederate Graves Registration gives dates for J. F. Magnon as 1838 - 1889.

Note on the 22 La and 23 La from a compiled service record card

"This company [22 La] was successively designated as Captain Theard's Company, Orleans Battalion Louisiana Artillery, Company D, 23d Regiment Louisiana Infantry, and Company D, 22d Regiment. Louisiana Infantry.
"The regiment was organized as the 23d Regiment Louisiana Infantry in January, 1862. Companies A, B, C and D having served prior to that date as the Orleans Battalion Louisiana Artillery and the other companies as independent organizations."

The signed parole of James F. Magnon. His signature?


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