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Confederate (CSV)


James W. Wilson

(1834 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Command Billet: Regimental Adjutant

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a married merchant from Waterloo, Alabama when he enlisted as a Private in Company D of the 9th Alabama Infantry on 27 May 1861. He was elected 3rd Lieutenant on 15 September and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 27 March 1862. He was at Yorktown in April, Williamsburg in May, and was wounded in action at Gaines Mill on 27 June 1862, and on furlough afterward to recover. He returned to the regiment in time to be present at 2nd Manassas on 30 August.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action while serving as Adjutant of his regiment at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

References & notes

Military service details from the Alabama Archives1. His birth year is estimated from his age (27) at enlistment in 1861. His burial place according to his grave site page at Findagrave.


1834 in AL


09/22/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>  [AotW citation 21803]