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Confederate (CSV)


James Monroe Fincannon

(1838 - 1910)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Known as Monroe, he was a 23 year old farmer at Lenoir in Caldwell County when he enlisted as Private, Company D, First North Carolina Infantry on 12 March 1862 in Lenoir.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was detailed to the Pioneer Corps on 25 February 1863 but returned to his Company on 17 April 1863. He was captured 12 July 1864 by Federal cavalry at Beltsville, MD near Washington, DC (on Early's Raid) and sent to Elmira, NY on the 23rd. He took an oath of allegiance and was released on 29 May 1865.

After the War

In 1880 he was a laborer at Mills River, Henderson County, NC. By 1900 and to near his death in 1910 he was a farmer at Granite Falls in Caldwell County.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1910. He's often seen as Monroe Cannon.

He married Harriet May Martin (1845-1928) in February 1881.


1838; Burke County, NC




1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26296]