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Confederate (CSV)


James Leroy Roach

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 23, he enlisted on 13 August 1861 at Rock Hill, SC as a Private in Company H, 12th South Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. His father Samuel M Roach filed for his final pay in October 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "in N.E. corner of Morgan Miller's orchard."

After the War

He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 only as Roach. His service from his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, and the Rolls,3 both as J.L. Roach. Personal details from family genealogists.


06/15/1837; Rock Hill, SC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4480]

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 30275]

3   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company H, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24327]