(1843 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He mustered as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry in June 1861 and was promoted to First Sergeant of his Company on the reorganization of May 1862.
On the Campaign
He was killed by gunshot to the forehead in action on Maryland Heights, MD near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.
References & notes
His service from the Rolls,1 as J.F. Roberson, and the index to the Compiled Service Records. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a portrait of unknown provenance contributed by Richard Beach, and of details in a letter from Captain Addison to James' father of 23 September 1862.
08/06/1843; Hamburg, SC
09/13/1862; Maryland Heights, MD; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, SC
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 H, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols. [AotW citation 24222]