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Confederate (CSV)


James M. Bourne

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company F, 4th Virginia Infantry on 24 April 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 5 August 1861 and Captain on 24 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "in H. Reel's field west of his orchard along a stone wall" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as J.M. Bourn, Company unknown. Service and other details from James I. Robertson's 4th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1985) via the Historical Data Systems database.


09/17/1862 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 4573]