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James H Thornton

Birth: 26 May 1842

Death: 19 May 1934

(Aged 91 years, 11 months, 23 days.)

Burial: Kemp Cemetery
Kemp, Kaufman County, Texas, USA

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Served in Company K, 36th Inf., Mississippi as [Rank Unknown]

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 3/1/1862 as a Private. On 3/1/1862 he mustered into "K" Co. MS 36th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
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36th Infantry Regiment was assembled during the spring of 1862 and mustered into Confederate service at Corinth, Mississippi. Its members were recruited in Scott, Copiah, and Hinds counties. This unit had 326 men engaged at Iuka and lost 12 killed and 71 wounded in the Battle of Corinth. Later it was placed under the command of General Hebert, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and captured when Vicksburg fell. During the siege it reported 28 killed and 72 wounded. After being exchanged, the regiment, serving in Mackall's and Sears' Brigade, fought in the Atlanta Campaign and in Tennessee with Hood, then took part in the defense of Mobile. It sustained 6 casualties at New Hope Church, 38 at Kenesaw Mountain, 29 at the Chattahoochee River, and 13 in the Battle of Atlanta. The 36th was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The field officers were Colonels Drury J. Brown and William W. Witherspoon, Lieutenant Colonels Edward Brown and S.J. Harper, and Majors Charles P. Partin and Alexander Yates.
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