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Confederate (CSV)


James Keeport Morton

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Education: U of Mississippi (Law), Class of 1860

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Coahoma County, he was commissioned Captain, Company B, 11th Mississippi Infantry on 1 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action, shot in the abdomen at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "in Benj. Grave's [Grove] young orchard on left hand side of road to Shepherdstown" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service data from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Record via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from the Historical Catalogue of the University of Mississippi: 1849-1909 (1910) and the Semi-centennial Register of the Members of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity (1902).


10/06/1840; Grenada, MS


09/17/1862; in 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 4874]