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Confederate (CSV)


James Gregory Hodges

(1828 - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Education: U of Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a Physician and also served as Mayor of Portsmouth. He was elected Colonel of the 3rd Viginia Volunteers, a state militia unit, in 1856. The Third was mustered into Confederate service on 20 April 1861.

Colonel Hodges was appointed to command the new 14th Virginia Infantry by the Governor in May 1861.

On the Campaign

He is listed in command of Armistead's Brigade at Sharpsburg, in the General's absence (probably wounded).

The rest of the War

He was killed at the "high water mark" of Picketts Charge, at the wall on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863, in the lead of his Regiment.

References & notes

Source: the 14th Virginia page from Cynthia M. Buck-Thompson's fine General Armistead site.


12/25/1828; Portsmouth, VA


7/3/1863; Gettysburg, PA