James Moseley Matkin"Boad"
(1839 - 1876)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Sharpsburg.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.
|Place of Birth: Marengo County, AL |
Death Place: Red River County, 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 15627]
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