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Confederate (CSV)


James Thomas Rosborough, Jr.

(1842 - 1918)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

His father, a doctor in the Fairfield district of South Carolina, died when he was less than a month old. His mother took the family to Texas, where she remarried and established a large plantation. He was raised and educated there there until January 1859, when he began at the Hillsborough (NC) Military Academy (Col. Charles C. Tew, superintendent). He was appointed Senior 2nd Lieutenant, Company G, 6th North Carolina Infantry to date from 16 May 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 17 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission in the 6th Infantry on 18 June 1863, and was General Dorsey Pender's aide-de-camp in June - July 1863. He was at Gettysburg, PA in July in that role, and up to the General's death. He had service as a staff officer for the remainder of the War, reaching the rank of Captain.

After the War

He returned to Bowie County, TX and was a very successful planter, rancher, and lumberman, with a 2200 acre plantation and town home in Texarkana nearby. He funded the Soldiers and Mothers of the Confederacy memorial in Texarkana.

References & notes

Basic information from Iobst1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of a bio sketch transcribed from Johnson's A History of Texas and Texans (1914). The specifics of his service after July 1863 not known. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the volume, extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.


07/31/1842; Ridgeway, SC


05/28/1918; Texarkana, TX; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Texarkana, TX


1   Iobst, Richard William, and Louis H. Manarin, Wade Lucas, The Bloody Sixth : the Sixth North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, Raleigh: North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission, 1965, pp. 376 - 388  [AotW citation 6370]