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James Clements
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Birth: unknown, USA
Death: unknown

James Clements was a Civil War veteran. As an 18 year-old Wool Carder from Dedham, MA, he enlisted on April 19, 1861 and was mustered into the 18th Mass. Infantry on August 24, 1861 as a Private in Co. F. Per records he was 5 ft. 7-1/2 in. tall, with a light complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair.

He suffered a gunshot wound to the left leg at the battle of Fredericksburg on Dec. 13, 1862, which resulted in amputation just below the knee. He was sent to Douglas Hospital for initial medical treatment and subsequently discharged from military service at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC on August 28, 1863. James was issued an artificial leg by the Government, but in 1870 returned the limb, in lieu of an increase to his Invalid pension. He applied for an Invalid pension on Sept. 10, 1863 and received initial benefits of $8.00 per month due to disability from the loss of his left leg.

Following his military service, James resided at Dedham until 1866, when he moved to Camden, NJ, where he married Margaret Monahan at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on July 23, 1866. The family subsequently moved to Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois in 1868.

James and Margaret were the parents of Elizabeth, born 1867; William H., born 1868; Annie, born 1870; Mary E., born 1872; James, born 1874; Grace, born 1877; John, born 1879; Cecilia D., born 1884; and George B. McClellan, born Jan. 1, 1887.

The family moved again, prior to 1885, where a farm was purchased near Kahoka, Missouri. In 1900 James was listed as a resident of Des Moines Township in Clark County, MO.

James, who was receiving a pension of $40 per month died of pneumonia at Clark County, MO on Feb. 28, 1902.


The above bio is provided by Find A Grave contributor Donald Thompson {46594704}. 
 
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 Children:
  John Edmond Clements (1879 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
James Clements, Co. E. 39th Mass. Inf.
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Wayland
Clark County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Nancy Jean {Wolf} Ostran...
Record added: Oct 04, 2006
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James Clements
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James Clements
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- Nancy Jean {Wolf} Ostrander
 Added: May. 21, 2007

- Nancy Jean {Wolf} Ostrander
 Added: Oct. 4, 2006
 
 
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