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Confederate (CSV)


James Riley Searcy

(1843 - 1892)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old worker on his father's farm in Butler County, he enlisted in Greenville, AL as 3rd Corporal, Company F, 8th Alabama Infantry on 20 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was cited for bravery in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 on a regimental Roll of Honor.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant in 1864. He was a nurse at the CSA General Hospital in Farmville, VA by 9 April 1865 and was surrendered and paroled there on 11 April.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer at Dead Fall in Butler County.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives via fold3 and Colonel Herbert's History.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Ann Eugenia Smith (1848-1925) in November 1866 and they had 10 children.


06/14/1843; Baldwin County, GA


08/13/1892; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, AL


1   Herbert, Hilary Abner, and Maurice S. Fortin, editor, History of the Eighth Alabama Volunteer Regiment, C.S.A, The Alabama Historical Quarterly, 1977-00-00, pp. 82, 267  [AotW citation 26046]