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J.G. Fleming
J.G. Fleming

Confederate (CSV)


James Greenlea Fleming

(? - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Company officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 49th North Carolina Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From McDowell County, he was probably known by his middle name, and enlisted as First Sergeant, Company A of the 49th Regiment on 19 February 1862. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of the Company on 15 July 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed by Federal artillery fire from across the Antietam near sunset on 17 September at Sharpsburg - probably in or near the West Woods.

The remainder of the War:
Originally buried "In N.E. corner of H. Reel's orchard" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service information from Moore's Roster1. The photograph above and description of his death are from Clark2 - who spells his name Flemming. Original burial information from Pruett3, who has him as J. G. Flemming.

Birth State: NC    
Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 3, pg. 395  [AotW citation 1024]

2   Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 3, pg. 129 and opposite pg. 151  [AotW citation 1025]

3   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4668]

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