Maj James M. Quinlin

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Maj James M. Quinlin

  • Birth 6 Apr 1831 Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Death 11 Sep 1867 New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Block 117 Lot 563
  • Memorial ID 8507972

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, the beginning of the Civil War found him employed as a successful merchant in St. Louis, Missouri and a member of the prestigious St. Louis Volunteer Militia. After the “Camp Jackson Massacre” and the invasion of Missouri by the Federal government, Quinlin (who had been Colonel John Bowen’s commissary officer at Camp Jackson), joined the 1st Missouri Infantry Regiment that was being formed in Memphis, Tennessee by Colonel Bowen. When the regiment was moved to Camp Beaureguard (Feliciana, Kentucky), and Colonel Bowen was promoted to command the brigade, Quinlin served as acting regimental commander. He had been promoted to Captain and Acting Chief of Staff on June 26, 1861, and on March 26, 1862 was promoted to Major. While serving in this capacity he was wounded in April of 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh. He subsequently fought at the Battles of Corinth, Port Gibson and Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was wounded again at Vicksburg and taken prisoner while fighting on the bluffs with a musket alongside his men. After the fall of Vicksburg and parole camp at Demopolis, Alabama, he was assigned post duty at Okaloona, Mississippi. After the war he went to New Orleans where he died in 1867.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 14 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8507972
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj James M. Quinlin (6 Apr 1831–11 Sep 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8507972, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .