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Pvt James H. Graham

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Pvt James H. Graham

  • Birth 1814 Garrard County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 15 Jan 1863 Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot G, 0, 2087
  • Memorial ID 714360

PVT, Co H, 7th Ky Vol Cav, Union Army.

James was the son of Moses & Sally Clark Graham. After his marriage to Millie Dennis, on July 27, 1837, he worked as a stone mason. Millie kept house and tended to their children.

Their peaceful existence ended when the Civil War came knocking at their door. Morgan's Men were making forays into Garrard County and the surrounding areas. Two of John Hunt Morgan's primary goals, in that vicinity, was to disrupt the recruitment of African-American soldiers at Camp Dick Robinson and to the hamper training of all Federal troops stationed at Camp Dick Robinson and Camp Nelson.

Many of the Union-minded men of the county, including James Graham, volunteered to join the Union Army and were enlisted in Co. H of the 7th Ky Vol Cav. Census records show that he was over the age cap for military service, but he was enlisted as a PVT on August 4, 1862.

James Graham was mustered into service at Paris, Kentucky, on August 16, 1862. He fought at the Battle of Richmond and was taken prisoner by Gen. E. Kirby Smith's forces. He was paroled and rejoined his regiment. His records indicate that he died in the military post hospital at Frankfort on January 15, 1863. No cause of death was listed.

•U.S. Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865 records the DOD as 01-15-1863. Interment records list the DOD as 01-17-1863.
•A sincere thank you to Karen [#47092318] for traveling to Camp Nelson, photographing the headstone and uploading the photos to this memorial.


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  • Maintained by: Honor
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 714360
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James H. Graham (1814–15 Jan 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 714360, citing Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Honor (contributor 47275795) .