James William Hornbuckle(1839 - 1907)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 21 year old farmer from Marion, AL when he enlisted as Private on 24 April 1861 in Company G, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was present at most engagements from First to Second Manassas, VA. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 16 January 1863. He was with his Company in action from the end of the Gettysburg Campaign until he was wounded again, in action on 6 March 1864 (place not given). He had been promoted to First Lieutenant on 16 January 1864. He was wounded for the third time on 26 May 1864 at Hanover Junction, VA. He was issued a Parole Pass at Appomattox Courthouse, VA on 9 April 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1, which gives his age as 18 at enlistment. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 11/11/1839 Place of Birth: Marion, AL |
Death Date: 12/14/1907 Death Place: Talladaga, AL Burial Place: Marion Cemetery, Marion, AL
1 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15678]
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