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Lieut James Madison Giles
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1827
Death: Feb. 11, 1903

Lieutenant James Madison Giles

In 1864, James M. Giles was commissioned Lieutenant in CO D, 3rd TN MTD INF REGT, USA. James L. J. Pearson was the Captain of this company.

On 22 Oct 1864, LT Giles and Captain Pearson had a dispute. When the altercation became physical, Captain Pearson shot LT Giles in the hip. LT Giles returned fire fatally wounding Captain Pearson.

On 26 Oct 1864, Lieutenant Giles deserted this regiment. A court martial was held stemming from this event. A verdict of "not guilty" was returned against LT Giles citing that he had acted in self-defense.

James Madison Giles died 11 Feb 1903, his wife Hettie, died 23 Dec 1915.

Children:
Thomas Giles (1849 - 1907)
Emaline Giles Kirkland (1856 - 1884)
Rufus Giles (1865 - 1948)* 
 
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 Spouse:
  Hettie Ann Davis Giles (1829 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  William Giles (1859 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ballplay Ebenezer Cemetery
Vonore
Monroe County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Apr 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10865998
Lieut James Madison Giles
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