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James T. Dunlap

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Carter Co., Tn
Death: December 11, 1864 (48)
Franklin, TN, United States (Shot during the Battle of Franklin on 30 Nov 1864, died of wounds on 11 Dec 1864)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Ray Dunlap, III and Catherine DUNLAP
Husband of Mary Dunlap and Rosina Dunlap
Father of Warner Dunlap; Mary Williams; Sarah Glaze; Alonzo Dunlap; Emily West and 1 other
Brother of Margaret Dunlap; John Ray Dunlap; Tennessee Dunlap; Isaac Dunlap; Sarah Dunlap and 4 others

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About James T. Dunlap

"DUNLAP, JOHN, was born May 15, 1785, probably in Pennsylvania, and went to Carter county, Tcnn. Catharine Tipton was born Jan. 30, 1788, in Carter county, Tenn. They were married and had nine children there. The family moved to Sangamon county, 111., arriving in the fall of 1828, in \vhat is now Fancv creek township, where they had one child. Of their children—

ISAAC, born Jan. 2, 1806, in Tennessee, was married there to Mary H. Bowers, and came with his father to Sangamon county. They had twelve children. Isaac Dunlap died August 2, 1867, and his widow resides in Fancy Creek township.

MARGARET, born Jan. 2, 1808, married in Tennessee to Baptiste Mc- Nabb, came to Sangamon county with her father. They had four children, and he died. She married John McLoud. See his name.

SARAH, born March 9, 1810, married Samuel T. Boyd. He died, and she married Thomas Vandevender, who died, and she married Samuel T. Lacey, and resides in Logan county.

RUTH, born March 18, 1812, married in Tennessee to John E. Hedrick, came to Sangamon county with her father, and had ten children. The family arc all in Missouri and Iowa.

TENNESSEE, born August 14, 1814, married Eliza Cutwright. He shot himself accidentally in 1840, in Logan county, leaving a wife and two children.

JAMES T., born Dec, 8, 1816, married Mary H. Brown. They had five children, and she died. He married Rosanna McCauley. They had six children. He was a soldier in the Mexican war from Sangamon county. He moved to Missouri, and was Captain of a Company in a Union Regiment, and was captured at the battle of Pittshurg Landing, was exchanged after seven months imprisonment, returned home, and served one term in the Missouri Legislature in 1863, he went again in the army, and was killed at the battle of Franklin, Tenn., in Dec., 1864, while acting as Captain of a Company.

SUSANNA, born April 15,1819, married Benjamin F. Brown. See his name.

JOHN R., born in Carter county, Tenn., April 24, 1821, married in Sanga- mon county, Dec. 10, 1840, to Emily A. Brown. They had ten children. AL- MYRA married Theodore Allen, have two children, and reside in Sullivan county. Mo. WILLIAM T. enlisted in Co. H, 36th Iowa Inf., in 1862, contracted chronic diarrhea in camp, was sent to hospital at Keokuk, brought home by his parents, and died July 3, 1863. JAMES A. married Zerilda Richards, had two children, and she died. He married Sarah E. Elliott, and resides in Fancy Creek township. ROBERT married Nellie Richards, and resides in Randolph county, Mo. ELIZA J. married George D. Power. See his name. FRANKLIN P. resides with his parents. MARY C. died, aged five years. JOHN R., Jun., CLARENCE P. and OLIVE L. reside with their parents, two and a half miles west of Sherman, Sangamon county, 111.

MART A., born Sept. 29, 1823, married Alexander Doake. He died and she married Jer. Falconer, who died, and she lives near Decatur.

EDNA M., born Jan. 13, 1831, married John Johnson, who died, and she married Robert T. Brown. See his name.

John Dunlap died Feb. 14, 1856, and his widow died May 26, 1857, both in Sangamon county."

--History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois: "centennial Record"

By John Carroll Power, Sarah A Harris Power, Sarah A. Power

Published by Edwin A. Wilson & Co., 1876

Original from the New York Public Library


James T DUNLAP b. 8 Dec 1816 d. 11 Dec 1864. m. Rosanna McCauley 28 Feb 1849 in Sangamon Co., IL. James T. was Lt in Co E 44th Reg. Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He died as a result of wounds received during battle of Franklin Tennessee on 30 Nov 1864.

I have been unable to determine where James is buried. Does anyone know where I may find this information. Thanks for your help.

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Organized at St. Joseph, Mo., August 22-September 7, 1864. Attached to District of Rolla, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1864. Paducab, Ky., Dept. Ohio, November, 1864. Unattached, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, to December, 1864, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division (Detachment), Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.-Moved to Rolla, Mo., September 14-18, 1864, and duty there till November 5. Expedition from Rolla to Licking November 5.9. Near Licking November 9. Moved to Paducah, Ky., November 12-16, thence to Nashville, Tenn., November 24-27, and to Columbia, Tena., November 28. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to Columbia and Pulaski December 17-28. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., December 29-January 2, 1865, thence to Eastport, Miss., January 9-11, and duty there till February 6, 1865. Near McMlnnville, Tenn., February 5 (Detachment). Moved to Vlcksburg, Miss., thence to New Orleans, La., February 6-21. Campaign sgainst Mobile, Ala., and Its defences March 11-April 12, Expedition from Dauphin Island to Fowl River Narrows March 18-22. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25, thence to Tuskegee, and duty there till July 19. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to St. Louis, Mo., July 19August 4. Mustered out August 15, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 61 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 168 Enlisted men by disease. Total 238.

Source of Data: "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, V.III" by Frederick H. Dyer, c1908, p.1337



James T. Dunlap's Military Service · 12 June 2014 · 0 Comments

    James T. Dunlap first joined the Union Army as a Captain in the 23rd Regiment of Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He fought at the Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing where he was wounded and captured. He then spent seven month in a confederate prison camp.  Sometime after his release he rejoined Union Army on September 4, 1864, as a First Lieutenant in the 44th Regiment of Missouri Volunteer Infantry.  He was wounded at the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864 and died of his wounds on December 11, 1864.
   James T Dunlap's military record includes a letter of recommendation that he be  commissioned as a Colonel in the 44th Missouri Volunteer Infantry. The letter was written by an officer with whom he had served in the 23rd Missouri Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel Isaac V Prato, and is dated August 1, 1864. The letter mentions that James T Dunlap had prior military experience from the Mexican War.  The letter also mentions his having fought at the Battle of Shiloh and being a prisoner of war for seven months.
   As it turns out, James T. Dunlap had enlisted in the Fourth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry on June 9, 1846. He served in Company D of that regiment under Captain Achilles Morris.  The Fourth Regiment was joined together with the Third Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry to form a brigade.  James T. Dunlap traveled with his regiment as far as Matamoros, Mexico. He fell ill there and was left behind on December 17, 1846 while the Fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry marched down to Tampico, Mexico. On March 9, 1847 the regiment took part in the landing at Vera Cruz and played an important role in the subsequent battle of Cerro Gordo.  Captain Roberts of Company A was the first man to place his foot on enemy soil in the landing at Vera Cruz. In a letter dated February 5, 1882, Second Lieutenant W. A. Tinney, of Company G of the Fourth Illinois Volunteers stated "We stormed their fort and put the enemy to flight, taking about six thousand prisoners, and we captured General Santa Anna's carriage, also his wooden leg, which I have in my possession."
   James T Dunlap missed all of the action in the Mexican War due to illness. Approximately ten percent of the U. S. expeditionary force died from disease while only one percent died from battle. His company of ninety-two men suffered a total of ten deaths. One man was killed by Mexicans on April 17, 1847 and one died by accident on April 16, 1847. The remaining eight deaths were from disease in October, November, and December, 1846.  The surviving members of Company D were discharged at New Orleans, Louisiana on May 26, 1847 


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James T. Dunlap's Timeline

December 8, 1816
Carter Co., Tn
December 11, 1864
Age 48
Franklin, TN, United States