Pvt James R Busby

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Pvt James R Busby

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 18 Jan 1863 Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 42962991

Section: Soldiers Section D Lot: 125
Confederate Soldier
State : Virginia
Regiment : 47th
Company : E

47th Infantry Regiment was formed in June, 1861, with men recruited in Caroline, Middlesex, Essex, and Stafford counties. The unit served under the command of Generals Pettigrew, Field, Heth, H.H. Walker, and Barton. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, then was active in the trenches of Petersburg and around Appomattox. This regiment totalled 444 effectives in April, 1862, and sustained 34 casualties of the 156 engaged at Frayser's Farm. It reported 29 casualties at Second Manassas, 45 at Fredericksburg, and 45 at Chancellorsville. Twenty-three percent of the 209 in action at Gettysburg were disabled. During February, 1865, the 47th and 55th Regiments were consolidated, but only 2 sergeants of the 47th surrendered on April 9. The field officers were Colonels Robert M. Mayo and George W. Richardson; Lieutenant Colonels James D. Bruce, William J. Greene, and John W. Lyell; and Majors Charles J. Green and Edward P. Tayloe.


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  • Created by: Vohn G. Busby
  • Added: 11 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42962991
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James R Busby (unknown–18 Jan 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42962991, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Vohn G. Busby (contributor 46906020) .