Charlton, James Peary

Photo:  4th VA Infantry battle flag 4th va inf

Age at Enlistment:  20

Length of Service: 1861-1865

State:  Virginia

Rank:   Sgt / Lt

Unit:   4th VA Infantry Regiment  (part of the famous Stonewall Brigade) and  14th VA Cavalry Regiment

Service Record: Enlisted on 17 Apr 1861 as 4th Sgt in Trigg’s Co. G; promoted to Ordnance Sgt on 22 Apr 1862; elected 2Lt 14 Jul 1862; promoted to 1Lt in Jul 1862; wounded and missing, but taken prisoner at Cedar Creek battle on 9 Aug 1862, then on 15 Aug 1862 sent to Ft. Monroe, Va for exchange; 4th VA infantry was at Bull Run and fought in the Shenandoah Valley in Spring and Summer of 1862; wounded in action Fredericksburg, Va Dec 1862; RTD 20 May 1863; sent to Genl. Hosp 6 June 1863; RTD 28 Aug 1863; Had to resign 29 Sep 1863 on Surgeon’s Certificate; Rejoined VA 14th Cavalry Regt as a private in Co. F on 1 Apr 1864; captured on 1 Apr 1865 at Five Forks, sent to Pt. Lookout Md and released on 26 Jun 1865

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Burial unknown

Soldier Info:  Born in Montgomery Co., VA in 1841; Died in Montgomery Co., VA in 1900

Relationship to Author2nd cousin 6x