James D. RoyalHome State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private, Company G, 6th Georgia Infantry on 27 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
Died of wounds at Lines' Farm Hospital near Sharpsburg, MD in 1862. Originally buried "west of George Line's house in his new ground along side of an old white oak tree near his pond" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1. Service details from Ranger95's Roster2.
Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: 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 4944]
2 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/6th_inf_regt_rost_g.html [AotW citation 9590]
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