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 James D. West, Sr

James D. West, Sr

Birth
Death 2 May 1903 (aged 61)
Burial Wayne County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 32457335 · View Source
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Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry.

Pvt.Co.D.56th,Ala.Partisan Rangers.
Enlisted,7-8-1861.
Discharged,5-4-1865.
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FYI -- James D. West, Sr.'s, Confederate military record
Pvt. James D. West, Sr. [found as "J.D. West" in the military records] (b. prob. MS***, 1841-d. Wayne County, MS, after 1916^^^), Co. D ("Capt. William McGill's Company," raised in Mobile County, AL), 1st Battalion AL Partisan Rangers, aka 15th Battalion AL Partisan Rangers. On June 8, 1863, the battalion was enlarged to become the 56th AL Partisan Rangers, with Co. D of the 1st Battalion AL Partisan Rangers continuing as Co. D of the 56 AL Partisan Rangers. Enlisted July 10, 1863, in Wayne County, MS, just a few days shy of his 22nd birthday. [Note: Some records say that he enlisted at New Albany, Union County, MS, on July 10, 1863, and the regiment was known to have been in that area around that time, so it may be that he actually did enlist at New Albany, MS, and that the reference to his enlisting in Wayne County, MS, is simply a reflection of which county he was from.] Present on Aug. 1863 company muster roll. Present on Oct. 1863 company muster roll. Present on Aug. 1864 Hospital Muster Roll for Lee Hospital, Lauderdale [Springs], Lauderdale County, MS, with notation that he was attached to the hospital on Aug. 13 [1864] as a patient and that he "furnished his [own] horse" when he joined the cavalry. No further information in his military file with this command. "J.D. West" filed Confederate Pension applications in Wayne County, MS, in 1912 & 1916, in which he stated that he was a Confederate soldier in the 56th AL, that he lived in Wayne County, MS, when he enlisted [stating elsewhere that he was living in Clarke County, MS, when he enlisted], that he served the entire war, that his command surrendered at war's end at Atlanta, GA [which it did not], and that he was absent from his command at war's end because he had been taken prisoner a few weeks before the final surrender. [Note: He has no military records beyond Aug. 1864 and there is no evidence in his military file of his either serving until war's end or his having ever been a POW.] Buried in the New Hope Cemetery, 31.753437 -88.707657, located on the SW side of Old River Road, at a point on that road that lies appr. 8000 ft. S and E of that road's junction with Marshall Doherty Drive, West King, Wayne County, MS, with a Confederate marker ordered for him in 1936 by his son, Elias L. West. ***Note: His actual birth state is undetermined, as family researchers variously state that he was born in AL, GA, or MS. The 1880 US Census for Wayne County, MS, states that he was born in MS.] [^^^Note: Most family researchers state that he died in 1903, but he filed Confederate Pension applications in 1912 & 1916, so he lived at least until 1916.]


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  • Maintained by: Gwen Langley Pittman
  • Originally Created by: Patricia Langley Harvey
  • Added: 28 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32457335
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James D. West, Sr (13 Jul 1841–2 May 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32457335, citing New Hope Cemetery, Wayne County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Gwen Langley Pittman (contributor 46852787) .