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Confederate (CSV)


J. C. King

(c. 1842 - 1865)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 20, he enlisted in Company H, First Texas Infantry on 20 March 1862 at Kickapoo, TX.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the hip in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and held at Fort Delaware. He died there of an inflammation of the lungs on 14 April 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Polley has him as Lee King.3 Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. Death detail from the Buseys.4 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


04/14/1865; Fort Delaware, DE; burial in Finn's Point National Cemetery, Pennsville, NJ


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1523]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 61  [AotW citation 20978]

3   Polley, Joseph Benjamin, Hood's Texas Brigade, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910, pg. 311  [AotW citation 20979]

4   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 1419  [AotW citation 20980]