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Confederate (CSV)


James Mortimer Steele

(c. 1826 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 34 year old distiller on his father's farm at Talking Rock in Pickens County, GA. He enrolled as First Lieutenant of Company D, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His father Andrew filed for his final pay in January 1863.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

4 of his brothers - Andrew H, Davidson, John L, and William H - were also in Company D; Andrew and John survived the war.


c. 1826; Iredell County, NC


09/14/1862; Turner's Gap, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 2, p. 1032  [AotW citation 30025]

2   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 30026]