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Confederate (CSV)


James Chapman Hodge

(1842 - 1905)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 31st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

On 13 November 1861 he mustered as 4th Sergeant of Company H "the Mountain Tigers", 27th Georgia Infantry at Hamilton in Harris County, GA. The regiment was re-designated the 31st Georgia Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 by a gunshot to his right arm which entered at the wrist and exited at the elbow. He did not lose the arm to amputation, but it was disabled.

The rest of the War

He was on wounded furlough and in hospitals to 24 February 1863, when he was discharged for disability at a hospital in Columbus, GA.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer in Harris County, GA.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. Personal details from the US Census of 1880 and 1900. Thanks to great-great-grandson J. Dale Ward for the poke to look into Sergeant Hodge and for further details about him.

He married Mary Catharine Weldon in Harris County, GA in February 1864 and they had 3 sons.

He may be buried among other Hodges in the Mountain Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Hamilton, GA.


09/1842 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 29833]