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Confederate (CSV)


James K. Malone

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company A, First Texas Infantry, and was promoted to 3rd Corporal on 16 May 1862. He may have been a courier for General Hood prior to the Maryland Campaign. From Hood's Report, covering 22 Aug - 17 Sept 1862:

I would be wrong in not acknowledging the valuable services rendered during the several engagements, in transmitting orders, of the following couriers of this command: M. M. Templeman, T. W. C. Lake, J.P. Mahoney, James Malone, W. E. Duncan, J. A. Mann, W. J. Barbee, W. G. Jesse, J. I. Haggerty, and J. H. Drake.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the thigh in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg while bearing the colors.

The rest of the War

He was jailed by civil authorities in Richmond, VA in April 1863, cause and duration not given.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862.


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1429]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 18  [AotW citation 20989]