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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

James Wilson White

(1828 - 1902)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company H, 26th Alabama Infantry on 13 September 1861 and was promoted to Captain on 20 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He commanded the regiment as senior officer present on the Atlanta Campaign of the Summer of 1864. We was wounded at Franklin, TN on 30 November 1864.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer at Vernon, AL.

References & notes

His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000). His command on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Rebecca Ann Lawler (b. 1837) in about 1860 and they had 6 children.

Birth

04/26/1828; Marion County, AL

Death

08/22/1902 Vernon, AL; burial in Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, AL

Notes

1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <https://ranger95.com/civil_war/alabama/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_h.htm  [AotW citation 25530]