Mustered in as Sergeant. Detailed as acting Sergeant Major of the regiment and transferred to the Field and Staff on May 1, 1861. Elected 2nd Lieutenant on January 14, 1862, and transferred back to this company. Elected 1st Lieutenant on April 22, 1862, and was promoted to Captain on September 17, 1862. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, on May 5, 1864. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. John A. Sloan died in 1885. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.
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