Darst, James Henry

Photo:   Maj. James DarstMaj James H DarstCSAflag Age at Enlistment:  23

Length of Service: 1861-1865

State:  Virginia

Rank:  Maj.

Unit:   158th Virginia Militia (Pulaski County, VA)

Service Record:  Led the 158th Militia as its commanding officer after enlistment in Nov 1861 until end of war in 1865.

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:   Dublin Cemetery, Dublin, Pulaski Co., VA; civilian headstone

Soldier Info:   Born in Dublin, Pulaski Co., VA in 1838; Died in Dublin, Pulaski Co., VA in 1906; He was a freemason; Appears on letter of pardon in 1867 submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederate officers excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations. Granted.

Relationship to Author:  3rd cousin 5x