Buchanan, James Hayter

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Photo: 23rd Battalion VA Infantry

Age at Enlistment: 42

Length of Service: 1861-1865

State: Virginia

Rank: 1st Sgt

Unit: 23rd BN Virginia Infantry

Service Record:   Enlisted in Co. E on 14 Sep 1861 at Smyth, Co. VA; present all the way thru Sep 1864 and served as Company 1st Sergeant; wounded in action (“wound in left knee due to minie ball and treated with dressing”) captured at Winchester, VA on 19 Sep 1864; sent to Baltimore, then sent to Point Lookout union prison on 18 Oct 1864; exchanged on 31 Oct 1864; NFR (Note: record states he first joined the 50th VA Infantry, but shortly transferred to 23rd BN VA Infantry)

Survived War: Yes

Cemetery/Burial: Chillicothe Cemetery, Chillicothe, Hardeman Co., TX

Soldier Info:  Born in Smyth Co., VA in 1819; Died at Chillicothe, Hardeman Co., TX in 1901.

Relationship to Author: 2nd cousin 7x