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Lieut James H Current
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1841
Harrison County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1863
Corydon
Harrison County
Indiana, USA



James was killed by confederate cannon fire the day before the Battle of Corydon, in Harrison Co IN:

"CURRENT, James H.
Civil War Veteran
Lieutenant James H. Current. Born June 7, 1841. Died July 9, 1863.
Note: James H. Current, son of Garret Current and Elizabeth Deen, was born in Heth Township of Harrison County, Indiana. James married Mary C. Byers, daughter of Michael Dent Byers and Susan Miller on 31 July 1862, in Harrison County, Indiana. 2nd Lt. James H. Current was an officer in the Mauckport Rifle Company of the Harrison County Home Guard. As Morganís Raiders were crossing the Ohio River to Morvinís Landing the evening of July 8, 1863 (the day before the Battle of Corydon), 2nd Lt. James H. Current was one of the cannon servers firing on Morganís men at Brandenburg, KY. He and George Nance of the Laconia Guards Company, took a direct hit from one of the confederateís cannons. George Nance was killed instantly. As the site was being evacuated, James was taken a few miles up the road and treated by Dr. Henry K. Deen. James Current died shortly after midnight from his wounds on 9 July 1863. The cannon they had been serving had been placed on top of a high ridge above Morvinís Landing and was being fired towards Brandenburg, KY. His widow later married Benjamin F. Richards on 12 July 1866 in Harrison County."

Source: Genealogy Trails
 
 
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 Parents:
  Garret Current (1817 - 1880)
  Elizabeth Deen Current (1822 - 1890)
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Current (____ - 1853)*
  James H Current (1841 - 1863)
  Isaiah Current (1845 - 1855)*
  Ellen Current (1861 - 1861)*
  John L Current (1862 - 1866)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Mount Zion Cemetery
Harrison County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: John and Kim Galloway
Record added: May 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37724366
Lieut James H Current
Added by: John and Kim Galloway
 
 
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