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Confederate (CSV)


James Gubbins

(c. 1837 - 1864)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 24 year old tinsmith in New Orleans when he enlisted in Company F, 5th Louisiana Infantry on 4 June 1861. Promoted to Corporal (date?), then First Sergeant on 7 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 17 September 1862 (vice Lt Caulfield, KIA).

The rest of the War

Captured in action at Rappahannock Station, VA on 7 November 1863, but escaped from the train on 10 February 1864 enroute to Point Lookout, MD. Captured 20 March 1862 at Curtis Creek near Baltimore, MD. Held at Ft. McHenry. Killed, unknown cause or place, on 19 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1.


c. 1837; Jersey City, NJ




1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 118 - 119  [AotW citation 10708]