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J.A. Graham

J.A. Graham

Confederate (CSV)


James Augustus Graham

(1841 - 1909)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company G and was Corporal before Sharpsburg.

On the Campaign

He was assigned to the Brigade Provost Marshal for at least the early part of the Maryland Campaign to help round up stragglers on the march.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in December 1862 (commission to date from July 1861) and First Lieutenant on 25 April 1863. He was Captain by War's end.

References & notes

Basic information from a bio sketch in the finding aid to his papers at the University of North Carolina. Service dates from Moore1. Provost Marshal assignment and his picture found in Clark2. Further details from family genealogists. His father was William Alexander Graham (1804-1875), a lawyer, US Senator (1840-43), Governor of North Carolina (45-49), US Secretary of the Navy (50-52), Winfield Scott's running mate as VP in 1852, NC State Senator (54-66), Confederate Senator (64-65).


07/07/1841; Hillsborough, NC


03/20/1909; Charlotte, NC; burial in St Matthews Episcopal Cemetery, Hillsborough, NC


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 2, pg. 422  [AotW citation 9988]

2   Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 2, pg. 425  [AotW citation 9989]