James Rankin(1835 - 1872)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 26 year old saddler from Marion, AL when he enlisted as Private on 23 August 1861 in Company G, 4th Alabama Infantry at Manassas, VA. He was present at most engagements from Seven Pines to Second Manassas in 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
In action from the Gettysburg Campaign through Chickamauga and Chattanooga in 1863. He was severely wounded on 11 October 1863, place not given. Detailed to the Ordnance Department 20 September 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 02/13/1835 Birth State: IRELAND |
Burial Place: Marion Cemetery, Marion, 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 15687]
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