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James T. Chasteen
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1848
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1865, USA

James T. Chasteen was born in Alabama on Feb. 20, 1848, the son of Edmond Young Chasteen and Susan E. (Holley) Chasteen. By 1850, they moved to Neshoba County, Mississippi, where they had a farm. By 1860, they moved to Attala County, where they also farmed.

In the fall of 1862, James T. Chasteen, at age 14, became a private in Company L (Davis Guards), First Regiment Minute Men, Mississippi State Troops (Infantry), and served in Grenada and Vaiden, Mississippi, before the regiment was mustered out in 1863.

On November 26, 1863, he enlisted at Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi, as a private in Company C, Eleventh Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States of America, for a term of three years or the duration of the war. During that time, the regiment, in Ferguson's Brigade, confronted Sherman's Meridian expedition (Feb. 1864). In July 1864, they became part of Wheeler's Cavalry Corps in the Army of Tennessee, and Chasteen was present in numerous skirmishes in the Atlanta Campaign, around Atlanta and Decatur, Georgia. The regiment then participated in the battles of Jonesboro (Nov. 15, 1864), Lovejoy Station (Nov. 16), and opposed General Sherman during his "March to the Sea" (Nov.-Dec.), including an engagement at Ebenezer Church (Dec. 8) and the Siege of Savannah.

By January 31, 1865, the regiment became part of Iverson's Division in the Dept. of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, commanded by Lieut. Gen. Hardee. Chasteen died of measles on April 10, 1865, at age 17, sixteen days before Johnston's surrender, and is buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (also known as Pleasant Hill Cemetery and Morgan's Defeat), Attala County, Mississippi, five miles east of Durant. As the great Southern poet, Henry Timrod, wrote: "There is no holier spot of ground than where defeated valor lies." Virtute et Armis. (Note: In several sources of that era, this family was spelled "Chasteen" and "Chesteen," but in the twentieth century, this family used only the latter spelling.) 
Family links: 
  Edmond Young Chesteen (1822 - 1899)
  Susan E. Holley Chasteen (1832 - 1869)
  James T. Chasteen (1848 - 1865)**
  James T. Chasteen (1848 - 1865)
  Sarah Elizabeth Chasteen Williams (1849 - 1938)*
  George Elam Chesteen (1852 - 1936)*
  William Sion Chesteen (1853 - 1925)*
  Charles Hudson Chesteen (1856 - 1916)*
  Amanda Roselee Chesteen Ware (1859 - 1943)*
  Sudie A. Chesteen Holloway (1876 - 1910)**
  Mary L Chesteen Collum (1879 - 1964)**
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Attala County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Nov 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22723111
James T. Chasteen
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James T. Chasteen
Added by: Leon Edmund Basile
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- Leon Edmund Basile
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- Leon Edmund Basile
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