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Confederate (CSV)


James A. Taylor

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farmer on his mother's place near Carrollton in Pickens County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company C (later renamed H), 5th Alabama Infantry on 8 August 1861 in Pickensville.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain (or at Middletown, MD) 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 wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was "detached, disabled" at Gainesville, AL by April 1864, was surrendered at Citronelle, AL on 4 May 1865 and paroled at Gainesville on 13 May.

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, at least one of whom has his middle name as Aquilla, and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1840 in 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 28073]