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Confederate (CSV)


James Childress McGehee

(1832 - 1884)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private, Company H (later D), 5th Alabama Infantry on 22 April 1861 at Tuscaloosa.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was paroled in Maryland on 1 October, was in a Richmond, VA hospital by the 13th, and was furloughed home on 22 October 1862. He was transferred to Company D, 2nd Alabama Cavalry on 23 January 1863 and served with them to at least October 1863, the last muster roll in his military file.

After the War

In 1880 he was the City Marshal in Northport, Tuscaloosa County, AL.

References & notes

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

He married Mary Lavina Hall (1849-1925) in July 1871 and they had 3 children.


05/06/1832; Lexington, GA


12/26/1884; Northport, AL; burial in Williamson Cemetery, Northport, AL


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 27980]