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Confederate (CSV)


James H. Bigger

(c. 1827 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 35, he enlisted and mustered in Oxford, MS on 15 May 1861 as 2nd Sergeant of Company E, 19th Mississippi Infantry. He was elected Junior 2nd Lieutenant on 25 November 1861. He overstayed a furlough and was listed as absent without leave from 20 February to 8 April 1862 and was sick in Richmond, VA hospitals into August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the chest in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was sick again and resigned his commission in December 1862 (accepted on 14 January 1863) due to disability from chronic medical conditions.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records (CSRs),1 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound from a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862, as R.H. Bigger.


c. 1827


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 29802]