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J.G. Fleming

J.G. Fleming

Confederate (CSV)


James Greenlea Fleming

(? - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Command Billet: Company officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 49th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From McDowell County, he was probably known by his middle name, and enlisted as First Sergeant, Company A of the 49th Regiment on 19 February 1862. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of the Company on 15 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed by Federal artillery fire from across the Antietam near sunset on 17 September at Sharpsburg - probably in or near the West Woods.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "In N.E. corner of H. Reel's orchard" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Service information from Moore's Roster1. The photograph above and description of his death are from Clark2 - who spells his name Flemming. Original burial information from Pruett3, who has him as J. G. Flemming.


Date not known in NC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


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. 3, pg. 395  [AotW citation 1024]

2   Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 3, pg. 129 and opposite pg. 151  [AotW citation 1025]

3   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4668]