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Confederate (CSV)


James S. Christian

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Virginia Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 22, he mustered as Private, Company F, 3rd Virginia Cavalry at New Kent Court House, VA. He was promoted to Sergeant on 15 November 1861 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Boonsboro, MD on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "at the Disciple church in Boonsboro [Maryland]". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Pvt. J.S. Christian, 28th Virginia Infantry. Service and other details from Thomas P. Nanzig's 3rd Virginia Cavalry (roster, 1985) via the Historical Data Systems database.


c. 1839


09/15/1862; Boonsboro, 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 4609]