James F. Cotton(c. 1840 - )
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 21 year old farmer from Newton Academy, AL when he enlisted as 4th Sergeant on 25 April 1861 in Company E, 4th Alabama Infantry. He resigned and returned to ranks as Private in August 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863, and remained a prisoner to the end of the War.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1.
|Birth State: AL |
Death Place: TX
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15558]
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