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Confederate (CSV)


James L. Dye

(c. 1843 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the Fairfield District, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 11 April 1862 at Camp Buckhead, SC.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 3rd Corporal on 1 December 1862. He was mortally wounded "in the trenches near Petersburg, Va" on 22 July 1864 and died in the CS Hospital in Petersburg on the 30th.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records (CSRs), with his presence at "Boonsboro" and Sharpsburg from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

There is also a Private John L. Dye in the records of Company B who was captured at Petersburg in 1865 and survived the war; their records are partly mingled in the CSRs.


c. 1843


07/30/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA