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Confederate (CSV)

Private

James Bertrand Devaughn

(1842 - 1920)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old farmhand, he enlisted in Company D, 13th Alabama Infantry on 19 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the elbow in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was absent wounded and on detail through the Gettysburg Campaign, but returned to duty by November 1863 and was at Mine Run, VA. He was discharged for wounds, date not given.

After the War

By 1880 he was a merchant in Black Springs, AK, and was later a farmer and merchant in Ellis County, TX.

References & notes

Service information from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records and additional research by great-great grandson Marc Wink, who notes his middle name may have been Bertran. Details from family genealogists and the 1860 and 1880 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Albina Floyd (1846-1889) in about 1861 and they had 9 children.

Birth

01/07/1842; Randolph County, AL

Death

03/28/1920 Ellis County, TX; burial in Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, TX