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Confederate (CSV)


Gilliam James

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was 24 years old and lived on his parents large farm/plantation in Chocktaw County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company I (later renamed D), 5th Alabama Infantry on 25 April 1861 in Greensboro, Hale County, AL.

On the Campaign

He was probably wounded in action in Maryland in September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on wounded furlough for 60 days in October and November 1862. He was detailed as a Division courier by February 1863 and through at least November 1864, then was transferred to the Jeff Davis Legion on 14 December 1864.

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.


c. 1836 in 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 28111]