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Confederate (CSV)


James Madison Crow

(1840 - 1922)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A bookkeeper before the War, he enlisted in Company D, 9th Alabama Infantry as First Lieutenant in April 1861. He was promoted to Captain on 27 March 1862. He was in action on the Peninsula, and was wounded in action at Gaines Mill on 21 June. He returned to the regiment and was at 2nd Manassas in August.

On the Campaign

He relieved Major Williams in command of the Regiment as senior officer when the Major took over the Brigade at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and followed the Major in command of the brigade there after Williams was wounded.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Major of the Regiment on 11 September 1863. He commanded the Brigade Sharp Shooters from May 1864 until February 1865, then led the 9th Alabama up to their surrender on 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.

After the War

After the War he was briefly in dry goods, then in "steamboating on the Tennessee River" living at Saltillo, TN until 1884. He was later a Deputy United States Marshal in Birmingham, then returned to Florence, working in real estate and running the Florence Hotel. He was living in Florence in 1907 and Jasper, AL in 1921. He was killed by a train while riding in a car at a crossing near Madisonville, KY on 11 July 1922.

References & notes

Service information from the Alabama Archives.1 Further personal details from a sketch in Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical (Birmingham, AL.: Smith & De Land, 1888), transcribed on USGenWeb by Joy Fisher. His death from a piece in the Florence Times-News of 14 July 1922. His gravesite is on FIndagrave.


03/16/1840; Florence, AL


07/11/1922; Hopkins County, KY; burial in Florence City Cemetery, Florence, AL


1   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <>, Source page: /civilwar/index.cfm  [AotW citation 1207]