MilitaryHistoryOnline.com Home   Genealogy   Forums   Search   Contact
Civil War Genealogy
Genealogy Home
General Genealogy Board
Search Regiments
StateAncestors
 Alabama2659
 Arkansas953
 California30
 Colorado13
 Connecticut221
 CSA25
 Delaware66
 Florida401
 Georgia3421
 Illinois1974
 Indiana2273
 Iowa920
 Kansas159
 Kentucky1460
 Louisiana849
 Maine569
 Maryland168
 Massachusetts804
 Michigan586
 Minnesota266
 MIssissippi2333
 Missouri1140
 Nebraska16
 Nevada1
 New Hampshire103
 New Jersey466
 New York1309
 North Carolina3792
 Ohio1916
 Oregon9
 Pennsylvania1675
 Rhode Island58
 South Carolina1036
 Tennessee2592
 Texas1351
 United States140
 USCT5
 Vermont224
 Virginia3861
 West Virginia482
 Wisconsin838
Total41164
Genealogy Ads by Google



Civil War Genealogy Database
Unit Type
State

18th Georgia Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: James Lile LemonRank: Captain Company: A

Lemon began as 2nd Lt., Co. A (the 'Acworth Infantry') and served with distinction, rising to the rank of Captain of the Company at the time he was severely wounded inside the parapet of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, in Longstreet's attack on on that position on November 29, 1863. Captain Lemon eventually recovered from his head wound while a prisoner-of-war at Fort Delaware Prison and was one of the 'Immortal Six-Hundred' Southern officers brutalized and used as human shields against Confederate artillery fire at Charleston harbor before returning to Ft. Delaware for the remainder of the war. In 1995, the S.C.V. recognized Capt. Lemon's bravery and leadership in the ill-advised assault on Ft. Sanders by awarding him the Confederate Medal of Honor, the 43rd Confederate soldier to receive that honor. Capt. Lemon lived out the remainder of his life at his antebellum home in Acworth, Ga., which still stands today.

Contact Info
Contact Name: J. Alan Holman
Contact E-Mail: Click for E-mail
Homepage:
Please type in your password

Please type in your password in order to delete this ancestor:

   

If you have any problems, please contact Brian Williams at: militaryhistoryonline@hotmail.com
© 2016 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com, LLC Contact Brian Williams at: militaryhistoryonline@hotmail.com