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Confederate (CSV)

Private

James Leroy Lusk

(1827 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 44th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He moved to Alabama from Georgia in about 1859. On 24 April 1862, a married farmer in Chulafinnee, AL he enlisted at Arbacoochee as Private, Company I, 44th Alabama Infantry. He was in action with his Company at 2nd Manassas on 30 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama database.1 His memorial is on Findagrave. Thanks to family historian Vince King for information about James and his brother William.

He married Anna Melissa Watts (1832-1864) in 1847 and they had 8 children; the last, Alpheus, was born in June 1862 (d. 1924) in Lumpkin County, GA. James' brother William Rutherford Lusk, Company F, 60th Georgia Infantry, was also killed at Sharpsburg.

Birth

12/26/1827; Jackson County, GA

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

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: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=122930  [AotW citation 21213]