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Confederate (CSV)


James M. Farrior

(1844 - 1920)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 16 year old student living on his parent's large farm at Clayton in Barbour County, AL. He enlisted there as a Private in Company K (later renamed A), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his left hip in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 22 September and sent to Fort McHenry in Baltimore. He was sent on to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange on 8 December 1862 and was in a hospital in Petersburg, VA from 10 to 29 December 1862. He was appointed 4th Corporal by May 1864 and promoted to First Corporal about July 1864. He was wounded again, on 19 October 1864 near Petersburg, VA with no later military record.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer at Clayton, AL. Soon after he moved to Washington County, FL, and in 1900 he was a sewing machine agent in Chipley. He died there suddenly of heart failure in 1920 at age 78.

References & notes

Service basics from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860, 1880, and 1900, and his death certificate. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Indianna Heidle (1850-1905) in about 1874 and they had 5 children.


01/1844 in AL


10/21/1920; Chipley, FL; burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Chipley, FL


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 27976]