Private John Alexander McWhirter
D Company

Born 18 January 1842 in Campaigne, Warren Co, TN, the son of George Marlin and Sarah Elizabeth (Cunningham) McWhirter.

He enlisted 21 May 1861 at Camp Harris.

He was wounded in the chest at the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's River), 31 December 1862, by a mini ball that was never removed. Returning home he was cared for by his family.

On rolls through April 1864.

Sometime after the Battle of Nashville,15-16 December 1864, and before Duck River, 22 December 1864, like many others he went home.  Two of his brothers died in the war.

Took Oath at Nashville 13 February 1865 before Captain R. M. Gooswin and General Crum.

He married Eliza Ann Little on the14 March 1866 in Sparta, White Co. She was born 11 March 1841 and died in 26 May 1923. They had seven children: Felix A, Sarah Lou, Landon Claude, Charles, Mary Malinda, Lillie Etta and Clarence Adolphus McWhirter. (One census records Eliza A, Elizabeth L, Landon Claude, Charlie, Mary Malinda and Florine (a son) McWhirter.)  She was the daughter of Freeland Simpson and Eliza Ann (Gleason) Little.

Died 26 August 1926 at Walling, White County, TN, and buried at Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Centerpoint, White County, TN, his wife is also buried there.