Best, James H.

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Age at Enlistment:  19

Length of Service: 1862-1865

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit: 3rd NC Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted in Co. A on 13 May 1862 at Goldsboro, NC; captured at Antietam 16 Sep 1862, wounded in action and sent to USA Gen hospital in Frederick, Md, then taken to Williamsport, Md., sent to Ft. Delaware prison, then officially exchanged Aiken’s Landing Va. on 2 Nov 1862; wounded in action in the arm at the Wilderness on 5 May 1864 and sent to hosp at Danville; captured at Farmville on 6 Apr 1865; sent to Newport News, Va. and released on 27 June 1865

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Elmwood Cemetery, Fremont, Wayne Co. , NC; civilian headstone

Soldier Info:  Born in NC in 1843; Died Fremont, Wayne Co., NC in 1925

Relationship to Author:  3rd cousin 7x