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 James H. Valentine

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James H. Valentine

Birth
Lancashire, England
Death 23 May 1915 (aged 75)
South Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 128281177 View Source
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James H. Valentine was born June 4, 1839, in Lancashire, England. He immigrated to the United States with his family, settling in Westerly, Rhode Island. On February 11, 1862, Valentine enlisted in the Third Rhode Island, Company A. His regiment was reorganized as The Third Rhode Island Heavy Artillery at Hilton Head, South Carolina, in December 1861. The regiment saw service in South Carolina and Florida. While serving in South Carolina, Valentine was injured and sent to a Union hospital where he added his name to the hospital wall on June 10, 1862. In a book entitled Shot and Shell: The Third Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, the author describes hospitals in Beaufort.

"Hospitals are essential accompaniments of armies; and we had excellent ones in the Department of the South. Those in Beaufort were large, airy, private residences that had been abandoned by their rebel owners, and were well supplied with stores, medical officers, and attendants."

Valentine was discharged on February 11, 1865, at Hilton Head. He returned to Westerly where started his career as a house painter. He married Betsey Warren Burdick and in 1910, his census records show that he is living with Betsey and an adopted son. James died May 23, 1915, in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Info kindly submitted by Julie Perman, FAG member 48606648.


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  • Created by: L'Hexagone
  • Added: 20 Apr 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 128281177
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/128281177/james-h.-valentine : accessed ), memorial page for James H. Valentine (4 Jun 1839–23 May 1915), Find a Grave Memorial ID 128281177, citing River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by L'Hexagone (contributor 47826846) .