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Confederate (CSV)

Private

James O'Brien

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Virginia Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private in Company A, First Battalion Virginia Infantry on 9 May 1861 in Covington. He was wounded on picket at Valley Mountain, VA on 27 September 1861. He was in a hospital in Winchester, VA in January 1862 and returned to duty in July.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died in a US Army hospital in Maryland on 15 October 1862.

References & notes

Service and other details from Robert Driver's 1st Battalion Virginia Infantry, 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, 24th Battalion Virginia Partisan Rangers (roster, 1996) via the Historical Data Systems database.

Death

10/15/1862 in MD