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Confederate (CSV)


James Artemus Patterson, Jr.

(1843 - 1918)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 52nd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 17 year old clerk in Staunton, he mustered as 4th Sergeant, Company A, 52nd Virginia Infantry on 9 July 1861. He was wounded in the arm in action at McDowell, VA on 8 May 1862 and again, at Manassas, VA on 29 August.

On the Campaign

He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 15 September and was wounded in the arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated. More than two years later, in December 1864, he returned to duty and was detailed as Assistant Doorkeeper of the CS Congress in Richmond, then on recruiting duty to the end of the War.

After the War

He had a flour mill in Waynesboro, and served on the City Council and as Mayor for 6 years. He was briefly a merchant of supplies to settlers in Spokane, WA, but returned to Waynesboro.

References & notes

Service from Driver1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/15/1843; Harriston, VA


04/27/1918; Waynesboro, VA; burial in Riverview Cemetery, Waynesboro, VA


1   Driver, Robert J., 52nd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard Inc., 1986  [AotW citation 18754]