James Gregory Hodges(1828 - 1863)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a Physician and also served as Mayor of Portsmouth. He was elected Colonel of the 3rd Viginia Volunteers, a state militia unit, in 1856. The Third was mustered into Confederate service on 20 April 1861.
Colonel Hodges was appointed to command the new 14th Virginia Infantry by the Governor in May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He is listed in command of Armistead's Brigade at Sharpsburg, in the General's absence (probably wounded).
The remainder of the War:
He was killed at the "high water mark" of Picketts Charge, at the wall on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863, in the lead of his Regiment.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: the 14th Virginia page from Cynthia M. Buck-Thompson's fine General Armistead site.
|Birth Date: 12/25/1828 Place of Birth: Portsmouth, VA |
College: U of Pennsylvania
Death Date: 7/3/1863 Death Place: Gettysburg, PA
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