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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

James Pressley Black

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old planter, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not known. He was appointed 4th Corporal on 27 July 1861 and 5th Sergeant on 24 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and was later listed on the Confederate Roll of Honor for his bravery there.

References & notes

His service in the 2nd Infantry from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. At least one genealogist has his birth on 5 September 1837.

Birth

09/05/1839

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD