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Confederate (CSV)

Private

James Rankin

(1835 - 1872)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

02/13/1835 in IRELAND

Death

1872; burial in Marion Cemetery, Marion, AL

Notes

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]