2ND Sergeant (CSA), John M Douthit

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2ND Sergeant (CSA), John M Douthit

Birthplace: Fannin County, Georgia, United States
Death: July 21, 1863 (26-27)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States (Chronic Diarrhea due to Typhoid)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Martha Emeley Douthit/Andersen

Occupation: C.S.A. 52nd Georgia Infantry
Managed by: Private User
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About 2ND Sergeant (CSA), John M Douthit

Update 6/28/2017: Please consult Sources.Find A Grave Memorial# 180820055https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=180820055. First Husband of Martha E. Willson of http://www.generalbartonandstovall.com/52_co_h.html. Douthit, John M.- private March 4, 1862. Appointed 2d Sergeant. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4,1863. Sent to New Orleans, La., where he contracted typhoid fever, in 1863. Died there August 16, 1863.

  • Correction - according to Civil War Service Records on Fold3.com, he died of Chronic Diarrhea on July 21/23, 1863. The photo is courtesy of John's 2nd Great-Great-Granddaughter Ms.E.Palencia and has the following information
"John M. Douthit (1836-1863) of the 52nd Georgia Infantry Regiment, Co. H,  was my great-great grandfather. There are also a couple of other John Douthits you might run across--his first cousin John was in the 39th Georgia, for example.  Our John died in the St. Louis Hospital in New Orleans, formerly the St. Louis Hotel (until it was commandeered during the War). He and his brother, Warren Davis Douthit, died there and were buried in Cypress Grove Cemetery No. 2 in New Orleans. They were taken off a hospital ship bound for Mobile Bay at New Orleans because they were too ill to make the whole trip. This was after Vicksburg's surrender; they were prisoners of war. My information is that when Canal Street was lengthened (I don't know when), the graves were not moved. So they are under Canal Street in New Orleans. This was never known by John's family--I discovered it in my research. John's death date of August 16 is wrong in regimental histories. He died July 21, 1863--the hospital documents are clear on that. His brother died there about a month later. Warren Davis Douthit is not mentioned in regimental histories or on the monument in Fannin County, but he is in Confederate military files and in letters John wrote from Vicksburg. " I wish to than Ms. Palencia  for her help. 
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2ND Sergeant (CSA), John M Douthit's Timeline

Fannin County, Georgia, United States
July 21, 1863
Age 27
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States