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Unit Type

40th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: James Wilkins MonetteRank: 1st Lieutenant Company: C

1stLt James Wilkins (Wilkes) Monette (1833-1870), son of William Fletcher Monette (Major, 36th Infantry, Seminole War) and wife Elizabeth Sims, was raised near Sawyerville, Greene County, AL (now Hale County). He graduated University of Alabama and held the Chair of Mathematics there until 1859. Married Mary Seay, sister of later Alabama Governor Thomas Seay. Joined 40th Alabama CSA and commanded Company C at its capture at Vicksburg and until end of the war. Severely wounded at Battle of Bentonville, NC, which hastened his death five years later. Father of Dr. Reuben Fletcher Monette (1870-1917)the noted physician of Greensboro, AL.

Contact Info
Contact Name: Roland E Monette
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