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Confederate (CSV)


James Levi Crawley

(1846 - 1921)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 15 year old on his father' farm at Zebulon in Pike County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company I, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 12 May 1862 in Coweta County.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a hospital in Richmond, VA on 27 September and furloughed on 28 October 1862. He was captured (probably wounded) at Gettysburg, PA, held at the DeCamp General Hospital in New York Harbor, and was paroled there on 24 August. He was on furlough in September, then back with his Company. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

In 1870 he was a retail grocer in Barnesville, Pike County, GA, living with his father Stephen - a very successful farmer. By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer on his own at Milner in Pike County.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


02/22/1846; Pike County, GA


12/26/1921; Milner, GA; burial in New Crawley Cemetery, Lamar County, GA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27377]