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J.C. Murray

J.C. Murray

Confederate (CSV)


James Carr Murray

(c. 1841 - 1863)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company F, 4th Texas Infantry on 23 March 1862 in San Antonio.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was appointed 3rd Corporal on 22 November 1862 and 2nd Corporal on 20 May 1863, but was killed, probably by "friendly fire," in the assault on Little Round Top at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. His picture from Polley's A Soldier's Letters to Charming Nellie (1908).

Youngest of 4 brothers, 3 of whom were in Company F and at Sharpsburg.


c. 1841 in NC


07/02/1863; Gettysburg, PA


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 157 - 158  [AotW citation 1809]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26680]