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J.A. Sherrill

J.A. Sherrill

Confederate (CSV)


James Albert Sherrill

(1843 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 17 year old merchant in Catawba County, he mustered as Private, Company A, 12th North Carolina Infantry on 27 April 1861 in Catawba County.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

Service and other details from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in Clark's Histories.2




09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Sherrill Family Cemetery, Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, NC


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 19150]

2   Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 1, after pg. 624  [AotW citation 19151]