James Hamrick(c. 1832 - ?)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried 29 year old farmer from Platnersville, he enrolled in Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry on 8 May 1861. He was present at Yorktown, and wounded and captured in action at Williamsburg, VA on 6 May 1862. He was exchanged in July 1862, and was at 2nd Manassas.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was present at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Then at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He was wounded by shrapnel in the head in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863, and captured. He was at the US XII Corps hospital, then held at Point Lookout, MD. He was paroled there on 18 February 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1 and the Buseys.2
|Birth State: 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 15894]
2 Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 73 [AotW citation 15911]
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