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Confederate (CSV)


James A. McCauley

(? - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company B (later renamed G), 5th Alabama Infantry, date not given. He was in a hospital at Orange Court House, VA with pneumonia from 6 December 1861 to 6 June 1862. He was wounded by a gunshot to the head about 25 June 1862, place not given, and in a hospital in Petersburg, VA to 4 August.

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 exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was mortally wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and died of wounds the next day at Richmond, VA.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, as J.A. McCauley and Jas. A McAury; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him.


05/04/1863; 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 28054]