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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

James E. Black

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Goochland County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 23rd Virginia Infantry on 20 May 1861 in Manakin, VA. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 1 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on the Grove farm near Sharpsburg on 15 October 1862. He 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", near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Pvt. John E. Black. Service and other details from Thomas Rankin's 23rd Virginia Infantry (roster, 1985) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Death

10/15/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

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 4564]