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Confederate (CSV)

Private

James T. Cole

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted 15 July 1861 at Giles Courthouse in Company D, 7th Virginia Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to his right hip and thigh and was captured in action on South Mountain on 14 September.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Boonsboro, MD. By 11 October the bullet had not been found, his leg had shortened, and he was discharging pus: "the prospect for his recovery was not good." He died of his wounds, exact date not given.

After the War

He was originally buried "at the Disciple church in Boonsboro" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service detail from Riggs2, who has his death about 25 September. Wound and medical information from Otis,3 as Private James T. Cone, wounded at Sharpsburg on 17 September. He also has a memorial in the CSA Memorial Cemetery, Pulaski, VA and in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA [via Findagrave].

Birth

1839; Pulaski County, VA

Death

10/1862 Boonsboro, 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 4617]

2   Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982  [AotW citation 9712]

3   Otis, George Alexander, A Report on Excisions of the Head of the Femur for Gunshot Injury, Washington: US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, 1869, pg. 100  [AotW citation 23346]