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J. Pelham

J. Pelham

Confederate (CSA)

Captain

John Pelham

"the Gallant"

(1838 - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY

Command Billet: Artillery Battalion Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Stuart's/Pelham's Horse Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

Resigned from the Academy at West Point one week from Graduation to serve the Confederacy.

More on the Web

See a dramatic biography from the Mobile, Ala., Register, May 20, 1894, found online at Shotgun's page, and a 1939 Richmond Times-Dispatch article about his death.

Birth

9/7/1838; Alexandria, AL

Death

3/17/1863 Kelly's Ford, VA; burial in Jacksonville City Cemetery, AL