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Confederate (CSV)


James Hamilton Capers

(1834 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Sergeant and was commissioned First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 12th Mississippi Infantry, dates not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA, then on duty with the Provost Guard, Army of Northern Virginia.

After the War

By 1882 he was a merchandise broker in Richmond, VA. He became a member of the Richmond school board in 1889 and was chairman from 1902 to his death in 1907.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Record via the Historical Data Systems database. His wounding at Sharpsburg from a casualty list on the front page of the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862. Details from the Annual Message (1909) of the Mayor of Richmond and the 1882 Richmond City Directory. His memorial is on Findagrave.