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Confederate (CSV)


J. B. Cleveland

(c. 1834 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 2nd Company

Before Sharpsburg

He was 27 years old and had been a clerk in Mobile, AL when he enlisted in the 3rd Alabama Volunteers on May 26th, 1861. He transferred to the 1st Company, Washington Artillery in New Orleans on 26 July. He transferred again, from the 1st the 2nd Company on Dec. 15th, 1861.

Capt. Richardson, in his report, makes special mention for gallantry [at 2nd Manassas on 30 August 1862] of privates J. B. Cleveland and S. W. Davis, who were the first to reach the captured battery [4 Napoleons near the Chinn House], and, with the assistance of some infantry, fired nearly twenty-five rounds before being relieved by their comrades.

On the Campaign

He was present with his battery at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was discharged April 14th, 1863, by order of the Secretary of War. He had been present at the following engagements in 1862: Yorktown, Va., April 25th; Mechanicsville, Va., May, ; Rappahonnock Station, Aug. 23rd; Manassas, Va., Aug. 30th, ; Sharpsburg, Md., Sep. 16th and 17th; Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 11th, 12th and 13th.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. The quote above from Owen2.


c. 1834 in NY


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 357  [AotW citation 13218]

2   Owen, William Miller, In Camp and Battle with the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, Boston: Ticknor & Co., 1885, pg. 124  [AotW citation 13222]