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Confederate (CSV)


James Monroe Faris

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From York County, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 26 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 16 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "in Lutheran Graveyard in Sharpsburg" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 as J.M. Farris. Thanks to Barry Truluck for details above from his research in the 1850 US Census, his Compiled Service Records (via Fold3), and the Roll 2 for Company E. His military records have him as both Farris and Faris. Further details from family genealogists. His memorial is on Findagrave.

His brothers Jesse Isaac and William Jasper Faris were also in the Company. Jesse and William were both wounded at Turner's Gap. Their father's name is seen variously as Samuel Faris/Faries/Faires.


c. 1833


09/16/1862; 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 4664]

2   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Company E, Seventeenth Regiment Infantry  [AotW citation 22061]