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Confederate (CSV)


James A. Tate

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was 19 years old, and lived with his father, a sawyer, mother, and 6 siblings in Johnstonville, Monroe County, GA. He mustered as Private, Company K, First (Ramsey's) Georgia Infantry on 18 June 1861 and was discharged 18 March 1862 in Augusta, GA. He enlisted again, at Forsyth, as a Private in Company K, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 6 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was listed as paroled on 27 September but died of wounds on 28 September 1862, probably in a US Army field hospital near Sharpsburg. His father Willis Tate filed for his final pay in February 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Roster,1 as J.G. Tate, and his Compiled Service Records, US National Archives, online via fold3, also as James G. Tate and James A. Tait. Personal details from family genealogists and from the US Census of 1850 & 1860.


c. 1841 in GA


07/28/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19678]