(c. 1833 - 1890)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry
A steamboat captain, born to Irish parents, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 3rd Alabama Infantry, date not given. He was cited by Captain Sands for bravery in action on 27 June (Gaines' Mills) and 1 July 1862 (Malvern Hill) during the Seven Days fighting in Virginia. He was appointed 2nd Sergeant, date not known.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the right arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was disabled and retired from active service by May 1864.
After the War
In 1870, then living with his in-laws in Mobile, and to at least 1880, he was again a steamboat captain. From 1879 to 1881 he was a director and Secretary of the Merchants & Planters Line, operating his and other boats.
References & notes
His service from the Alabama Archives1, as C. James Stewart, with details from additional research by Booth Malone, author of an upcoming novel of the Third Alabama [his 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment blog]. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Isabella "Belle" Kirkbride (1845-1886) in 1870 and they had 2 children, the second died in infancy.
c. 1833; Mobile, AL
07/30/1890; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, AL