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Confederate (CSV)


James Castello

(? - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company G, 8th Alabama Infantry on 25 May 1861 in Mobile. He was promoted to First Sergeant on 15 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:

The flag bearer, Sergeant Castello, whose gallantry had been conspicuous throughout the day, received a musket ball through the head.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records (CSRs) at the US National Archives via fold3. His death at Sharpsburg quoted from Major (later Colonel) Herbert's History of the Eighth Alabama Volunteer Regiment, C.S.A. in The Alabama Historical Quarterly (#39, 1977). Thanks to Kevin Pawlak for posting about that reference.


Date not known; Mobile, AL


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD