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12th Georgia Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: William J JamesRank: Private Company: B

William J James, from Jones County, Georgia, was born in 1842. He enlisted on 6 Sep 1861 and saw action in numerous battles with his brothers Thomas Jefferson James and Abel James. All three brothers were captured at the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse along with others from Doles Brigade who were overwhelmed by Upton's assault on the western side of the Mule Shoe. The three brothers were initially sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, and then transferred to the notorious POW camp in Elmira, New York. William died of illness there and is buried in the National Cemetery there.

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Contact Name: Bruce James
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