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Capt James Posey Woodside

Capt James Posey Woodside

Birth
Scott County, Missouri, USA
Death 12 May 1912 (aged 69)
Burial Thomasville, Oregon County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 7143660 · View Source
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James Posey Woodside was born March 18, 1843 in Scott County, Missouri to John Rowlett Woodside and Emily Harris Old. He moved with his parents to Thomasville, MO in Oregon County in the 1850s. He was 18 years old when he enlisted on June 21, 1861 in Co A 2nd Reg 1st Infantry, 7th Divison Missouri State Guard as a Lt. and subsequently Capt. He was wounded in the right arm at the Battle of Oak Hills (Wilson's Creek) then enlisted in Co D 4th Missouri Infantry (CSA) on February 8, 1862. He fought at South Fork, Farmington, Iuka, Corinth. He was wounded at Corinth on October 3, 1862 in the left hip and permantely disabled for field service. However, he he surrendered with the rest of his regiment when Vicksburg fell in July 1863. In November 1862 Co D 4th MO was consolidated with the 1st and susequently became Co I of the 1st and 4th MO Consolidated Infantry. He spent the latter years of the war (1864-1865) at the private home of a Mrs. Jackson near Selma, AL. He went to the Retired Invalid Corps on January 21, 1865. He surrendered on May 4, 1865 in Citronville, AL and was paroled on May 11, 1865 in Merdian, MS.

He came back to Thomasville, Oregon Co, MO and married on May 1, 1867 Martha A. Bumpass. They had four children: Nova S. Woodside, Guy S. Woodside, Hal Woodside, and John Clare Woodside. He was a member of the MO House of Represenatives in 1876. His brother, Leigh B. Woodside also served at the same time as a represenative from Salem, Dent County. Both were Democrats and served only one term. He was elected again as a represenative on the death of his uncle James B. Old in 1895. He served as Treasurer of Oregon County from 1904 till his death in 1912.



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  • Created by: Garret Kremer-Wright
  • Added: 3 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7143660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt James Posey Woodside (18 Mar 1843–12 May 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7143660, citing Woodside Cemetery, Thomasville, Oregon County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Garret Kremer-Wright (contributor 46565836) .