James W. Darby(1840 - 1912)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 21 year old clerk from Garland, AL when he enlisted as Private on 25 April 1861 in Company E, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was wounded in the left leg in action at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1864. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 8 August 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Brevetted 2nd Lieutenant 8 June 1863, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 3 July 1863, promoted to First Lieutenant (date not given), and Captain in July 1864. He commanded his Company to the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse on 9 April 1865.
After the War:
He went into the mercantile business in Garland, AL, where he spent the rest of his life.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. Details from a bio sketch in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893), Volume I. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 01/25/1840 Place of Birth: Pike County, AL |
Death Date: 06/26/1912 Death Place: AL Burial Place: Garland Cemetery, Garland, AL
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 15559]
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