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Capt James McDowell Carrington
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1838
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 2, 1911

Charlottesville Light Arty. (Va.)-CSA. One of the "Immortal 600".

James McDowell Carrington

Residence Charlottesville Va.; 22 years old.
Enlisted on 3/15/1862 at Charlottesville, Va. as a Captain.
On 3/15/1862 he was commissioned into VA Charlottesville Light Artillery
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
Detailed 1/1/1863 (place not stated) (Acting Chief of Artillery)
Returned 3/3/1863 (place not stated)
Furloughed 12/31/1863 (place not stated)
Returned 1/15/1864 (place not stated)
POW 5/12/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA
Confined 5/20/1864 Fort Delaware, DE
Confined 8/20/1864 Hilton Head, SC
Confined 10/20/1864 Fort Pulaski, GA
Confined 1/1/1865 Hilton Head, SC
Confined 3/12/1865 Fort Delaware, DE
Oath Allegiance 6/9/1865 Fort Delaware, DE (Released)
Promotions: Major 4/15/1864 (Estimated day)
He was described at enlistment as:
6' 1.0", light complexion, grey eyes, dark hair
born in 1839 in Botetourt County, VA
died 5/2/1911 in Providence Hospital, Washington, DC
Son of General Edward and Eliza Henry Preston.
Attended University of VA 56-60. Never married

Sources: http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?C&377860
http://www.vmi.edu/archives/archiverosters/List.asp?num=1611

He was originally shown as having been buried in "Presbyterian Church Cemetery" in Charlottesville. Such a cemetery has never existed. None of the three Presbyterian churches in Charlottesville has ever had a cemetery.

On 16 Feb. 2013, "Graver" Susan Murphy wrote to "Stan" as follows:

"After looking into James McDowell Carrington, I believe he is buried in the Washington DC area. The soldiers buried in the Charlottesville Confederate Cemetery at UVA [the University of Virginia] all died during the war and most graves are unmarked. I did check the roster of soldiers buried there and found no Carringtons. According to the U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, he died 2 May 1911 at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC. Since he lived in Washington for more than 20 years and he died there, I would expect him to be buried in Washington instead of Charlottesville.

"His father is buried at the Fincastle Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Botetourt but I am not sure where his mother is buried. If she died in Charlottesville, she is probably buried in Maplewood or Riverview." [End of quote.]

In addition, "Stan" and his wife checked with the Librarian at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, who is a good friend of both. She, also, was "quite certain" that Lieut. Carrington was buried in D. C. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Edward Codrington Carrington (1790 - 1855)
 
 Siblings:
  W C P Carrington (____ - 1863)*
  Edward Codrington Carrington (1825 - 1892)*
  James McDowell Carrington (1838 - 1911)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Jan 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10355908
 


- Memories~RoxღEd
 Added: Aug. 25, 2013
One of the Immortal 600.
- Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
 Added: Aug. 31, 2012
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Aug. 21, 2010
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