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J.F. Cross

J.F. Cross

Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

James Fleming Cross

(1830 - 1917)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He served in the Mexican War (1846-48) as a member of the Eutaw Rangers - Company D, First Regiment of Alabama Volunteers. On 11 June 1861, by then a married 32 year old farmer in Clinton he enlisted there and was elected First Lieutenant of Company C, 11th Alabama Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, but resigned his commission that same day.

The rest of the War

He may have had later service in an Alabama Cavalry organization.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer at Eutaw, AL. He began receiving a veteran's pension for his Mexican War service in 1888.

References & notes

His service from the Alabama Civil War Service Database.1 Personal details from family genealogists, the US Mexican War Pension Index, and the US Census for 1880 and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph posted online on the Greene County, Alabama GenWeb site by Clinton F. Cross.

He married Margaret Rose Dunlap (1831-1871) in October 1852 and they had 7 children. He married again, Mary Elizabeth Goodloe (1848-1913) in February 1872 and they had 6 more.

Birth

03/12/1830; Mount Pleasant, Maury County, TN

Death

03/05/1917; Eutaw, AL; burial in Mesopotamia Cemetery, Eutaw, AL

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=43541, etc.  [AotW citation 24926]