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Confederate (CSV)


James Michael Brice

(1832 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A physician in Fairfield, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 6th South Carolina Infantry on 11 April 1861 in Summerville. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 29 March 1862 and promoted to First Lieutenant on 31 May. He was wounded in action at Seven Pines, VA about 31 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He (along with Captain James Cureton) was captured at the home of John Hager in Frederick, MD on about 13 September 1862, having been left behind, sick.

The rest of the War

He was sent from Baltimore to Fortress Monroe, VA on 11 October 1863 and exchanged there on the 13th. He was promoted to Captain on 13 May 1864 but was killed in the Confederate counterattack on Ft. Harrison near Richmond, VA on 30 September 1864.

References & notes

Thanks to Barry Truluck for the pointer to Brice and the details above from his research in the US Census (1850, 1860), Brice's Compiled Service Records (via Fold3), and The Watchman and Southron of 25 June 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His sword, along with that of Captain Cureton, was saved by John Hager, in whose Frederick, MD house the two officers were recovering in when they were captured. In 1902, the swords were returned to Fairfield, SC to Brice's nieces following their correspondence with Mr. Hager.


04/27/1832 in SC


09/30/1864; Richmond, VA; burial in New Hope Associate Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, Douglass, SC