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J.E. Pilgreen

J.E. Pilgreen

Confederate (CSV)


James Elias Pilgreen

(1838 - 1920)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company K, 8th Alabama Infantry on 16 May 1861 at Radfordsville (or Marion), AL.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again at Gettysburg, PA and captured there on 5 July 1863. He was paroled at Point Lookout, MD on 18 February 1865 and received at Boulware & Cox's Wharves, James River, VA on 21 February. He's listed as being discharged on 5 April 1865. He was paroled (as J.P. Pilgreene) in June 1865 in Selma, AL.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Civil War Service Database,1 which also has him as J.P. Pilgreen. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a tinted photograph in the Alabama Archives.2


1838; Perryville, AL


03/21/1920; Perryville, AL; burial in Pisgah Cemetery, Perry County, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=159587 + others  [AotW citation 20092]

2   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <>, Source page: /cdm/singleitem/collection/photo/id/5093/rec/516  [AotW citation 20093]