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Confederate (CSV)


James Daniel Webb, Jr.

(c. 1839 - 1865)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Corporal in Company I (later H, renamed D), 5th Alabama Infantry on 13 April 1861 at Greensboro, AL. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 19 August 1861.

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 declared officially exchanged and eligible to return to duty on 10 November 1862. He was detailed as Brigade Commissary Clerk in May 1863 and was 3rd Corporal in March 1864, 2nd Corporal in August 1864. He was wounded by a gunshot to his left knee at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864, his leg amputated the next day, and he was captured at a CS Army hospital in Winchester, VA. He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD in January 1865 but died there on 26 February 1865. He was 26 years old.

References & notes

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

His father James, Sr. (b. 1819) was Captain and Quartermaster of the 5th Alabama, and died in Richmond, VA in October 1862.


c. 1839 in AL


02/26/1865; Frederick, MD; burial in Mt. 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 28036]