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Confederate (CSV)


James W. Hovis

(c. 1834 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old cabinet maker, he enlisted in the O'Conner Rifles - later Company B, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, and mustered as Corporal on 4 March 1861. By 10 May he was Sergeant, and he was promoted to First Sergeant on 30 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to his right ankle in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was hospitalized and furloughed, but had been disabled by his Sharpsburg wound, unable to walk without crutches, and was transferred to the Invalid Corps on 26 August 1864.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Further details from notes and rosters accompanying the diary of Augustus L. P. Vairin edited by Andrew Brown, online from Rootsweb.


c. 1834