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Confederate (CSV)


James H. Argenbright

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old farmer in Augusta County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 5th Virginia Infantry on 29 April 1861 at West View, VA. He was wounded in action at First Manassas, VA on 21 July 1861 and was back on duty in October.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a US Army hospital on the Grove farm near Sharpsburg on 6 October 1862 and was originally buried "On Ben. Grave's [Grove's] farm in first field on right hand side of Shepherdstown road ... the farm did belong to J. H. Grove." He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as J.H. Argenbright. Service and other details from Lee A. Wallace's 5th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1988) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


10/06/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4538]