James Newell Lightfoot(1839 - 1885)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Originally enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company A (later renamed to B) in May 1861. Promoted Captain in November 1861 and to Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment on 30 May 1862. He was wounded 31 May at Seven Pines, VA.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Colonel of the 6th Alabama Infantry on 7 May 1863. He was again wounded at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 and at the Wilderness, VA in May 1864. He retired from the Service on 11 March 1865.
After the War:
He moved to Savannah, GA in 1871 and to Eufala, AL in 1878, and was in the cotton business and a farmer.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from the Alabama Civil War Service Database (Alabama Department of Archives and History). Additional details from genealogists online.
More on the Web:
See a fine photograph of him - probably taken well after the War - hosted on Family Tree Maker by Sally S. Sinclair.
|Birth Date: 8/14/1839 Place of Birth: Blakely, GA |
Death Date: 9/18/1885 Death Place: Eufaula, AL Burial Place: Abbeville (Old) City Cemetery, Abbeville, AL
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