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James Keith Boswell
Birth: May 18, 1838
Death: May 2, 1863

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. He was the Civil engineer on General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Staff, killed at Chancellorsville in the barrage of friendly fire that mortally wounded Jackson. Probably born in Fluvanna County, Virginia, he was a son of Dr. Thomas Hamlin and Lucy Ann Steptoe (Skinker) Boswell, and brother to PvtPeter Keith Boswell of the famed Black Horse Cavalry, Company H, 4th Virginia Cavalry. His 1st cousins, brothers Pvt. Isham Keith and Adjutant James Keith were also in the Black Horse Cavalry. Captain Boswell was unmarried. Nicknamed "Preserves" because he loved jelly, he worked as a Civil engineer in Missouri and Alabama. Joining Jackson's staff in February 1862, Boswell worked closely with his great friend Captain Jedadiah Hotchkiss, who was Jackson's Captain of Engineers and topographer. Together they designed the maps that Jackson consulted to plan and make his trademark bold battle maneuvers. In the 2003 movie "Gods and Generals," Matthew Staley acted the part of then-Lieutenant Boswell. (bio by: BigFrench) 
Confederate Cemetery
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec. 12 Row 7
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5900387
James Keith Boswell
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James Keith Boswell
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James Keith Boswell
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Every year for the past 6 years, I've been leaving a jar of jam at your grave. And virtually every year the jar remains in place without vandalism or theft.You seem to be guarding it--
- BigFrench
 Added: Dec. 7, 2014
Those maps made Stonewall the man he was!
- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Oct. 26, 2014
- Pipedreamer
 Added: May. 2, 2014
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