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Confederate (CSV)


James Patrick Cochran

(1830 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He came to Alabama with his family in 1834 and in 1860 was a 30 year old farmer on his parent's large place in Lexington, Dallas County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company G (later F), 5th Alabama Infantry on 10 April 1861 at Cahaba, AL. He's later listed in Company A, and may have transferred sometime in 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, paroled on 6 November, and in a hospital in Richmond, VA by 13 November. He was furloughed on 19 or 20 November but was "attacked" by smallpox on 24 November and was admitted to General Hospital #21 in Richmond on 30 November. He was transferred to Howard's Grove General Hospital on 14 December and died there of variola confluens (smallpox) on 24 or 25 December 1862.

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 1860.


04/10/1830; Marlboro County, SC


12/24/1862; Richmond, VA


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 28006]