James D. McAlister, Jr.(c. 1841 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 24th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Robeson County, he enlisted in Company G, 24th North Carolina Infantry on 4 June 1861.
The remainder of the War:
He was killed in action on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA ...
In the battles before Richmond, at Malvern Hill, at Sharpsburg and at Fredericksburg, he mingled freely, and was conspicuous for his gallant bearing. At the latter battle, when his musket had become hot from its deadly fire, when the first shouts of victory ran along line, his brain was piered by a rifle ball, and thus he fell and died with the flag he had loved so ardently floating triumphantly beside him.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service information from Moore1. Further detail and the quote above from his death notice in the Fayetteville Observer of 23 February 1863, transcribed by Myrtle Bridges on NC GenWeb. Son of James D. and Mary McAlister.
Death Date: 12/13/1862 Death Place: Fredericksburg, VA
1 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 2, pg. 310 [AotW citation 10041]
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