James E Harper
Birth: 26 May 1839
Death: 27 Dec 1895
(Aged 56 years, 7 months, 1 days.)
Burial: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia, USA
Served in Company D, 11th Inf., Georgia as Pvt
Unit Details:11th Infantry Regiment, organized in the spring of 1861, contained men from Hall, Lee, Fannin, Houston, Gilmer, Murray, Walton, and Quitman counties. Sent to Virginia, the unit first served in the Potomac District, then was assigned to General G.T. Anderson's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It fought in the various campaigns of the army from Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk, in Georiga, and at Knoxville. The unit did not participate in the Battle of Chickamauga. After taking part in the Petersburg siege south and north of the James River, it was active in the conflicts around Appomattox. It contained 573 effectives in April, 1862, had 140 at Sharpsburg, and lost sixty-five percent of the 310 engaged at Gettysburg. From April 14 to May 6, the regiment sustained 110 casualties, and from August 1 to December 31, 1864, there were 51 disabled. It surrendered with 16 officers and 176 men. The field officers were Colonels George T. Anderson and Francis H. Little; Lieutenant Colonels Theodore L. Guerry and William Luffman; and Majors Charles T. Goode, Henry D. McDaniel, and Western R. Welsh.
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