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63rd Virginia Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: James R. DeadmoreRank: Captain Company:

' Company I (1st), (Captain David C. Dunn's Company also known as the Floyd Blues) was organized July 5, 1861 as Co. G. (1st), 50th Virginia Infantry. The company was reorganized April 1,1862 at Abingdon, Virginia and transferred to the 63rd. Part of the company were holdovers and part were recruits. The company was disbanded about January 1863 when some transferred to other companies Captain David C. Dunn, company commander and enlistment officer was elected Lieutenant Colonel on May 10, 1863. The second commander, James R. Deadmore resigned September 5, 1862 per his service record. David Dunn was actively recruiting a Battalion, which he was to command, but plans changed and his units were incorporated into the 63rd. Information from the compiled service record of the 50th Virginia, give the following information about this company's activities for the first year of the war. The company mustered in with the 50th on July 5, 1861 at Abingdon. The first muster roll covers the period July 5 to September 1, 1861, dated September 5, 1861 at Camp Gauley, Nicholas County, Virginia. Had engagement with Yankees under notorious Col. Tyler of fur trade notoriety. It was about 6 o'clock in the morning of August 26 at Cross Lanes when we took their right flank pouring our shot into them. Drove them in utter confusion to the Mountain and capturing many. The killed & prisoners [were] near 130, taking wagons, ambulance 4 horse guns to us prizes. Marched from Camp Jackson, Wytheville via Newbern, Old Sweet Springs, White Sulphur, Lewisburg, Big Sewell Mountain to Gauley River in Nicholas County, distance about 300 miles. The second muster for service while in the 50th, gives the following information in the notes. This muster was for the period September 1 1861 to January 1, 1862, and taken at Dublin Depot. Was in the battle of Carnifex Ferry on September 10, 1861 enemy under Genl. Rosecranz. Suffered no loss in killed or wounded, retreated leaving 26 rifles all our tents & camp equipment. Having such a large number of sick it was impossible to haul or carry them. Company Detailed to guard Blue Sulphur Hosp. on the 18th of Sept. Ordered to White Sulphur Hosp. as a guard at that point on 1 Oct. & remained at that bet (sic) until ordered to Meadow Bluff to drive back some Dutch Cavalry. Returned to White Sulphur Springs & was ordered to Dublin Depot as guard to that point on the 2d of January 1862. We had in charge 3 Yankee prisoners taken at Meadow Bluff. Officers: David C. Dunn, Captain/Lieutenant Colonel F. H. McCormack, 2nd Lieutenant James R. Deadmore, Captain Robert Wohlford, 2nd Lieutenant James Carroll, 1st Lieutenant' Source: *************************************** 'Name: James R Deadmore, Residence: Washington Co. VA, Occupation: Mail Agent Enlistment Date: 21 June 1861, Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Confederacy, State Served: VA, Unit Numbers: 810 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 21 June 1861 at the age of 27 Enlisted in Company G, 5Oth Infantry Regiment Virginia on 21 June 1861 Promoted to Full Lieutenant Ist Class on 08 July 1861 On rolls on 31 July 1861 On rolls on 05 September 1861 Detailed on 03 January 1862 (Det. inspecting & mustering officer) On rolls on 01 February 1862 at Dublin Depot, VA Name: James R Deadmore, Occupation: Cabinet Maker, Enlistment Date: 01 April 1862 Distinguished Service: DlSTINGUISHED SERVICE, Side Served: Confederacy State Served: VA, Unit Numbers: 824 824, Service Record: Enlisted as a Captain on 01 April 1862 at the age of 30 Commission in Company I, 63rd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 01 April 1862 Resigned Company I, 63rd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 05 September 1863' Source:, 'American Civil War Soldiers'

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