Known CSA Veterans at Cedar Hill
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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J. J. McGinnis
Born in Dublin Ireland
Mar 17, 1835
Died
Feb 23, 1919
 

In the compiled service records, this soldier's name is spelled Mayginnis and Mayginis.

He enlisted 24 Mar 1862 in New Orleans in the 27th Regt La Inf for the length of the war. His rank was 3rd Corporal.

In the summer of 1862, he was promoted to 2nd Serg.

He appears on a list of prisoners of war paroled at Vicksburg 4 Jul 1863. His signature on his 14 Jul 1863 parole at Vicksburg is so faint, it can with difficulty be made out.

As 2nd Serg., Co. I, he appears on a "List of officers, non-commissioned officers and privates of the 27th Regiment Louisiana Volunteers, paroled at Vicksburg, who have reported for exchange at Shreveport, La., April 1, 1864."

J. J. McGinnis is listed on a list of veterans residing in the Hospital Annex in Vicksburg for 1 Nov 1917. According to transcribed Fisher Funeral Home Records for 1917 - 1919, "McInnis, J. J.   February 23, 1919; To One Rose Wood finish Coffin, Grave with Vault, Vault Boards, Head Board, Use of Parlor, Use of Hearse and Services--$25.00"

In the funeral home record, note the spelling of his last name, McInnis.. On his grave marker, it is McGinnis. On his CSR (see below), he is shown as Mayginnis (or a variant). On his parole of 4 Jul 1863, someone writes his name McGinnis, but he signs the parole MayGinnis.

 


 


The parole of Serg. J. J. McGinnis, dated 14 Jul 1863, 10 days after the surrender of Vicksburg.

 


The signature of J. J. McGinnis is so faint on the above parole that it is barely there.
The capital M and capital G are clear, and in between, the a and y. He used the
spelling MayGinnis for his last name.

 
 
See the record of J. J. McGinnis at the National Park Service's Confederate Parole Records  and under the name of J. J. Mayginis at fold3.com.
 
 

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