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Confederate (CSV)


James Shines

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company F, 51st Georgia Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Fredrick, MD but died there of wounds on 27 September 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of, and in the cemetery [Mt Olivet?] at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.1 He's not found in standard rosters for the regiment. He has memorial stones [via Findagrave] at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, and may still be buried there.


09/27/1862; Frederick, 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 4955]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #9.584  [AotW citation 19645]