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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

James H. McBride

(? - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company F, 2nd Louisiana Infantry on 9 May 1861 in New Orleans. In June 1861 he was "Absent in Hospl. at Yorktown". He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a shell to the head in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

Posthumously promoted First Lieutenant in October 1862. Originally buried "In Benj. Grave's [Grove's?] old orchard", near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as J. McBride. Service data from Booth2. His wound from a list in the New York Times of 9 October 1862.

Death

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 4836]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 1126  [AotW citation 13159]