James A. OrrellHome State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Company B.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Captured "in a skirmish with the enemy's cavalry, near the city" of Frederick, MD on 9 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Exchanged on an unspecified date. Captured at Bristoe Station, VA on 14 October 1863. Kept in the Old Capitol Prison. Washington, DC until transferred to Point Lookout, MD on 27 October 1863, then exchanged. Captured at Fort Stedman, VA on 25 March 1865. At Point Lookout until released on 3 June 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service information from Company B roster data posted online by the reenactors of the Guilford Greys. Further details and the quote above from Sloan1.
1 Sloan, John Alexander, Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B., 27th N. C. Regiment, Washington DC: R. C. Polkinhorn, printer, 1883, pg. 41 [AotW citation 9869]
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