James Keen Munnerlyn(1840 - 1922)
Home State: South Carolina
Command Billet: Trooper
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: Jeff Davis (MS) Legion (Cavalry)
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Georgetown, South Carolina, he enlisted in the Palmetto Guard, 2nd South Carolina Regiment, and then transferred to Company A of the Georgia Hussars. This unit became Company F of the Jeff Davis Legion Cavalry in December 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He saw action throughout the Maryland campaign - his Regiment part of Hampton's Brigade. His experience in Frederick (about 12 September) and afterward is described in a letter he wrote his sister in October 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded near Hagerstown, Maryland, on 11 July 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic biographical information above from the Southern Historical Collection1 and a roster of the Georgia Hussars.2 The photo above is part of a group picture, also in the Collection.3
|Birth State: SC |
1 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Southern Historical Collection, Published c. 2004, first accessed 01 January 2005, <http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/shc/index.html>, Source page: /mss/inv/htm/02790.html [AotW citation 548]
2 Roster, Company "A", Georgia Hussars. Assembled online by A. Pollette and Guy Power.
3 Part of a "Photograph taken in 1867 of eighteen men from Company F of the Georgia Hussars, Jeff Davis Legion."
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