(1835 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Grandson of a Revolutionary War veteran of Yorktown, he was born in South Carolina and his father died there in 1843 when James was about 8 years old. He was living with his mother and siblings on a farm in Cleveland County, NC by 1850. On 14 March 1862, by then a 27 year old farmer in Cleveland County, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Company G, 49th North Carolina Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
References & notes
His service from Manarin, et al 1 and Moore,2 who does not mention his death at Sharpsburg. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1850 & 1860. Thanks to G-G-Grandson Christopher Kolda for the pointer to Fulton.
He married Margaret Jane Goforth (1837-1930) in May 1856 and they had a son Daniel Asbury Fulton (1856-1944), named for James' father.
1835; York District, SC
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966- [AotW citation 24662]
2 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 3, pg. 412 [AotW citation 24663]