Submitted by Sid Stroupe and Mike Stroupe; Edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter
On November 9, 1861, John Marshall Stroup, at only seventeen years old, volunteered with the CSA in Buncombe County. The son of Joseph P. Stroup and born in 1844, John was described as having a dark complexion, dark hair, and hazel eyes. He was 5 feet 8 inches tall. John was a Private in Company H, 29th Infantry Regiment, North Carolina, CSA.
On December 31, 1862, while under the command of Major General McCown, John was “slightly wounded in the foot” at the battle in front of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
John was captured by Union Forces at the “Spanish Fort,” Mobile Bay, Alabama on April 8, 1865. Two days later, he was confined at Ship Island, Mississippi. John was transferred to Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 1, 1865.
John Marshall Stroup survived the war. Around 1867, he and his young bride moved from Buncombe County, N.C. to Greenville County, South Carolina. He was a life-long farmer. His date of death is unknown at this time.