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Confederate (CSV)

Private

James Phalin

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A railroad worker, he enlisted in Company I, 17th Virginia Infantry on 23 May 1861 in Alexandria. He was captured in action on 30 June 1862 at Frayser's Farm, VA and exchanged.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died in a hospital on Israel Smith's Farm. Originally buried "in Ben. Miller's field joining and east of John Highbarger's lot" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as James Phelan. Further details from the roster in Wallace2.

Birth

Date not known in IRELAND

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 4901]

2   Wallace, Lee A., Jr., 17th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard. Inc., 1990  [AotW citation 10434]