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Confederate (CSV)


James Townsend

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company A, 26th Alabama Infantry about October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 6 October and exchanged on 10 October 1862. He was captured again, at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and held at Fort Delaware. He was in the US Army hospital in Chester, PA, then exchanged at City Point, VA in September. He was wounded by a gunshot to his arm at New Hope Church, VA on 1 June 1864, at a hospital in LaGrange, GA, and furloughed on 7 June 1864. He was paroled on 26 May 1865 at Columbus, MS.

After the War

He applied for a veteran's pension in Crawford County, AR in 1895.

References & notes

His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000).


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_a.html  [AotW citation 25495]