(1827 - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 44th Alabama Infantry
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.
12/26/1827; Jackson County, GA
09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD