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Pvt James Prior Alexander, Jr
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Birth: 1832
Pickens County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 12, 1863
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Living in Pickens District; 29 year-old married to Victoria Cottrell; father of Richard Napoleon, Josephine.

Company A, 1st (Orr's) South Carolina Rifles Infantry, McGowan's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Enlisted for 3 years' service or the duration of the war on 7/20/1861 at Camp Pickens, S.C., he was mustered into Captain Jason William Livingston's Company, 1st Regiment South Carolina Infantry as a Private. (This company subsequently became Company A, 1st (Orr's) South Carolina Rifles.)
Discharged 12/15/1861.
Wounded 8/30/1862 in 2nd Battle of Manassas; hospitalized 10/7/1862 in General Hospital #4, Richmond; given 20-day Medical Furlough on 10/12.
AWOL on Nov & Dec 1862 Roll.
Wounded, contusion, 12/13/1862 in 2st Battle of Fredericksburg; admitted into C.S.A. General Hospital, Charlottesville, VA.; transferred 12/18/1863 to C.S.A. General Hospital, Lynchburg, VA.
Present on Jan & Feb and March & April 1863 Rolls.
Mortally wounded 5/3/1863 in Battle of Chancellorsville, VA.;
admitted into Winder Hospital, Richmond, where he died.
Widow filed Settlement Claim on 8/10/1863; found due $24.40.

The 1st Regiment South Carolina Rifles, known as Orr's Rifles, was organized at Sandy Springs, South Carolina, in July, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Abbeville, Pickens, Anderson, and Marion.

 (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Prior Alexander (1798 - 1870)
  Dorcas Griffin Alexander (1805 - 1835)
 
 Children:
  Richard Napoleon Alexander (1859 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sargent Ansel Alexander (1824 - 1863)*
  James Prior Alexander (1832 - 1863)
  Elisha Blevin Alexander (1835 - 1876)*
  Elizabeth Jane Alexander Billingsley (1837 - 1881)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Soldiers Section; Plot: Unknown
 
Maintained by: BigFrench
Originally Created by: Graves
Record added: Jul 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93514749
Pvt James Prior Alexander, Jr
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- dora brown
 Added: Apr. 7, 2016
Son of the South! CSA-Co A, 1st (Orr's) SC Rifles Infantry
- TattnallGriffin
 Added: Mar. 7, 2014

- Wanda Darnell
 Added: Feb. 26, 2014
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