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Confederate (CSV)


James J. Exum

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: The Citadel Academy, Class of 1857

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Hampton (SC) Legion

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer on his mother's place in Sumter, SC, he enlisted and mustered as First Sergeant, Company G, Hampton Legion Infantry on 19 August 1861. He was elected First Lieutenant on 25 April 1862 at the reorganization.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 while leading his Company.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls 1 and the Card Index.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His graduation year from the Citadel War Memorial.


1837; Sumter District , SC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company G, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24118]

2   Military Order of the Stars and Bars, Confederate Officers Card Index, Springfield, TN: MOS&B, 2014  [AotW citation 24119]