Pvt. (CSA), James Baxley

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Pvt. (CSA), James Baxley

Death: April 10, 1919 (80)
Place of Burial: Dothan City Cemetery, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Barnabus Baxley and Nancy Harriet Baxley
Husband of Martha Jane Baxley
Father of Judge William Joseph Baxley and Jeptha Baxley
Brother of Elizabeth A. Watford; Pvt. (CSA), Barna B. Baxley; Pvt. (CSA), Jeptha Baxley; Martha Ann Newton; Pvt. (CSA), Thomas Baxley and 1 other

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About Pvt. (CSA), James Baxley

  • Baxley, James
  • BATTLE UNIT NAME: 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry
  • SIDE: Confederacy
  • SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private
  • M374 ROLL 3
  • NOTES:
  • none


Phil McCall (The author descends from Private James Baxley [Great, Great, Grandfather])

Fighting For The Confederacy

Five sons of John Barnabus Baxley [Born 1795 Died Unk] served the Confederacy in the 3rd and 6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiments. The Regiments were recruited from the Dothan area.

One son, Thomas [Company L, 3rd Alabama] was killed on May 31st, 1862 during the Battle of Seven Pines. Son John [Company B, 6th Alabama] was killed during General Thomas Jackson’s flank attack at Chancellorsville on May 2nd, 1862.

Brothers James [Company L, 3rd Alabama], Barnabus and Jeptha [Company B, 6th Alabama] were wounded numerous times. Jeptha was wounded on July 1st 1862 on Malvern Hill and again a year later to almost the same hour on July 1st 1863 at Gettysburg.

Barnabus and James were wounded in September of 1864 during the Battle of Winchester. Having had enough of war, wounded brothers James and Barnabus and unwounded brother Jeptha surrendered at Winchester. The boys were interred as POW’s until June of 1865 and released six weeks after General Lee surrendered the proud Army of Northern Virginia.

James returned to the Dothan area and returned to the farm on what is now Headland Avenue. Barnabus and Jeptha moved to north Florida and established families around the Marianna area. The descendents of the brothers lost touch until recently when the efforts of many utilizing the internet allowed their story to be pieced back together. The author descends from Private James Baxley [Great, Great, Grandfather].

Phil McCall April 12, 2002 JPMSouth@aol.com


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Pvt. (CSA), James Baxley's Timeline

September 26, 1838
February 6, 1859
Dothan, Houston County, Alabama, United States
September 24, 1865
April 10, 1919
Age 80
Dothan City Cemetery, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama, USA