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Confederate (CSA)


James A. Reid

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: D. H. Hill's Division

Before Sharpsburg

He was a drillmaster and cadet, 1st North Carolina Infantry, date not given. He was assigned as Lieutenant and aide-de-camp to General D.H. Hill 12 June 1862.

On the Campaign

From General Hill's Report:

... [at Sharpsburg] I got a battery in position, which partially enfiladed the Yankee line and aided materially to check its advance. This battery was brought up by my aide, Lieut. J. A. Reid, who received a painful wound in the discharge of that duty ... Major [J. W.] Ratchford, Major Pierson, chief of artillery, and Lieut. J. A. Reid, of my staff; were conspicuous for their gallantry.

The rest of the War

He was paroled 26 April 1865.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 250  [AotW citation 17566]