Known CSA Veterans at Cedar Hill
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John M. Wahl, b. 5 Nov 1843, d. 27 Jan 1898, enlisted in Vicksburg in 9 Miss. Inf., Co. E, 25 Dec 1861. He signed on for three years or the war.

He was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh (6 and 7 Apr 1862). His company surrendered 9 May 1865 at Citronelle and he was paroled at Meridian the same day.

His compiled service records at fold3 are sometimes filed as John M. Wall.


Left, the grave, marker, and stone chair of
John M. Wahl. The monument to its left is his son's, John M. Wahl, Jr.

My Husband
John M Wahl
Nov 5, 1843
Jan 27, 1898

Here his name is spelled Wall, but most of the
cards in his compiled service record are under
Wahl, as below.

He was a loving husband
A faithful brother
and a gallant soldier

"He served in the Confederate Army as a private
from Dec 1861 till the close of the war.
Was in 14 pitch battles, the siege of Atlanta, Ga.
and was wounded several times.
This stone is erected to his memory
By his WIOT and his Brother woodmen as the
Tribute Of Their Love."


Woodmen of the World
Dum Taget. Clamat.
[Though silent he speaks.]



He was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh, 6-7 Apr 1862.

Pvt. Wahl  was paroled at Meridian, Miss., 9 May 1865.








Below, please see an ordnance report done by a Major J. M. Wall, who is NOT ours. The report was found in Pvt. John M. Wahl's fold3 folder and may confuse researchers.



PLEASE NOTE: There is another John M. Wall, a major, whose ordnance report is mistakenly filed with our Pvt. John M. Wahl of 9th Miss Inf.

On the ordnance report, a J. M. Wall signs as a Major. (Our John M. Wahl was always a Private.) No regiment is given. Then who was Major J. M. Wall?

Rick Bryant of the Mississippi in the Civil War Message Board located him.

Major John M. Wall was in Co. G, 15th Tenn. Inf. He was assistant surgeon of his regiment and was for a short period the acting ordnance officer for the 2nd Division, 1st Corps.

(The 9th Miss Inf was in the 2nd Division, 2nd Corps.)

There was no paper in the fold3 material that showed Pvt. Wahl's signature, but Major Wall's material had many samples of his signature, and the signatures appear the same as that on the ordnance report.
For signature samples, see, and


The Ordnance Report

Because the report is so interesting and despite it not belonging here, I am including it.

This ordnance report was [mistakenly] included in Pvt. J. M. Wahl's fold3 record at

At the top is written "Consolidated Report of Ordnance Stores in 2 Division 1st Corps  A. M." (Army of Mississippi)

Text of the report reads, "We have 100 rounds of catridges [sic] complete to each man with the exception of 5000 rounds catridges rc [recd?] for Mississippi Rifles which are immediately wanted."

It is signed J M Wall     Major acting
Ordnance Officer for Division

Date is Jan 17th 1862


This is a detail of the above report. The columns from left are Percussion Muskets, Flint Lock Muskets, Minnie Rifles, Belgian Muskets, Enfield Rifles, Miss. Rifles, Sharps Rifles, Menard Rifles, Double Barrel Shot Guns, Common Rifles.

In May of 1861, the Inspector General voiced his opinion about the flintlock musket, saying that it had a "slovenly and unsoldierlike appearance."

If you would like to read about this surgeon, Major John M. Wall's CSR begin on fold3 at

Rick Bryant adds this --

It turns out that Maj. John M. Wall is a part of an interesting story involving men from Illinois (of Southern heritage) joining the Confederate Army. A book has been published about this group of men, and includes the story of how Dr. John M. Wall of Graves County, Kentucky, was recruited into this group as the men traveled south to enlist. It also details how Wall eventually took command of the regiment (actually a consolidated regiment - 15th/37th Tenn), and how he died from wounds suffered at the Battle of Atlanta. The whole book is not on line, but portions can be seen here: 

Many thanks to Bryan Skipworth for the photos and to Rick Bryant for his great assistance on this page!


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