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Confederate (CSV)


James Moseley Matkin


(1839 - 1876)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a married 23 year old farmer from Dayton, AL when he enlisted as Private on 4 March 1862 in Company D, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was severely wounded at Gaines Mill, VA on 27 June 1862.

On the Campaign

Present in action at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Present with his Company in action in most engagements at least to the siege of Petersburg in 1864.

After the War

Moved to Red River County, TX, date unknown, where he, his wife, and his daughter died together, possibly from food poisoning, orphaning 4 sons.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1,which has his age as 25 at enlistment. Details from family genealogists. Another family story says "the family members who died were poisoned by their former slaves who were unhappy about being taken from Alabama. The perpetrators were reportedly hanged for the crime." Nicknames Bode or Boad.


1839; Marengo County, AL


1876 Red River County, TX


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15627]