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Confederate (CSV)


James M. Burton

(? - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in D, 5th Alabama Infantry on 6 March 1862 at Greensboro, AL.

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 a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 2 October when he was sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was in a Richmond hospital on 8 October, furloughed about 16 October, and declared officially exchanged and eligible to return to duty on 10 November 1862. He was captured again, at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863, and sent back to Fort Delaware. He was transferred to Point Lookout, MD on 22 October 1863 but died at the small pox hospital there on 3 November 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him.


11/03/1863; Point Lookout, 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 28033]