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Confederate (CSV)


James Josephus McGahey

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company H, 5th Alabama Infantry on 24 March 1862 at Antioch, Pickens County.

On the Campaign

He was probably wounded and captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died (of disease?) while a prisoner in Frederick, MD on 19 (or 17) September 1862. His widow filed for his final pay of $89.16 in May 1863 and received it in June 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to McGahey; Miles' research has him killed outright on South Mountain. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Nancy Dorenda Keasler (1843-1925) in October 1859 and they had 2 children.


c. 1839; Pickens County, AL


09/19/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD


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 27964]