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Confederate (CSA)


James Davis McIntire

(1840 - 1910)

Home State: Virginia

Education: U of Virginia

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Pickett's (Garnett's) Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He was a clerk when he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, 19th Virginia Infantry on 25 May 1861. He was reelected 28 April 1862 at the reorganization. He was assigned as acting Assistant Adjutant General (AAG) to General Garnett in September 1862.

On the Campaign

From General Garnett's Reports:

[on South Mountain] Lieutenant McIntire, Eighth [Nineteenth] Virginia Volunteers, acting assistant adjutant-general; Lieuts. Elliott Johnston and A. C. Sorrel, First Georgia Regulars, acting aides-de-camp, composed my staff. It is with much pleasure that I acknowledge the zeal, intelligence, and bravery with which they discharged their duties pending the battle ... [at Sharpsburg] My staff - Lieutenants McIntire, Johnston (who was wounded in the foot shortly after the infantry engagement commenced, and in consequence of which lost his leg), and Sorrel - are entitled to my thanks for meritorious and gallant services during the day.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863, hospitalized in Charlottesville, VA, and returned to his Regiment in January 1864. He was promoted to Captain of his Company 21 January 1865. He was again wounded, in the right hip, and captured in action at Hatcher's Run, VA on 31 March 1865. He was in the Fairgrounds Hospital, Petersburg, and paroled 5 May 1865.

After the War

He was an insurance agent in Richmond, VA.

References & notes

Service from Krick1 and Jordan & Thomas.2 Details from Richey's Memorial History of the John Bowie Strange Camp, UCV (1920). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/23/1840; Charlottesville, VA


02/05/1910; Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


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. 209  [AotW citation 17601]

1   Jordan, Jr., Ervin I., and H. A. Thomas, Jr., 19th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987, Roster  [AotW citation 17602]