James Edmond Holmes
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a Private
"G" Co. AL 31st Infantry
born 6/12/1844 in Jones Co, GA
Buried: Rock Springs, Clay Co, AL
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James E. Holmes, Private, Company G, 31st Alabama Infantry, captured at Big Shanty, Georgia June 15, 1864, forwarded from Nashville to Provost Marshal General Louisville, Ky., arrived Rock Island Barracks, Illinois June 24, subscribed to Oath of Allegiance to the United States at Rock Island, June 20, 1865 and released, description: resident of Allpine, Talledega, Alabama, fresh complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, height 5'**, age 20, no company muster records in his file
** The card reads: "Height 5" [believe he was taller than 5 ft., the clerk must have inadvertently overlooked the "inches"]
M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama
THE THIRTY-FIRST ALABAMA INFANTRY.
This regiment was organized at Talladega, April, 1862, and
reported at Chattanooga; proceeded with the army at Knoxville,
took part in the fight at Cumberland Gap, June 18, 1862, and at
Tazewell, August 6th.
It was in Kentucky, but not in the midst of the fighting. In
Mississippi it fought well and suffered heavy loss at Port
Gibson. It suffered all the privations of the long siege of
Vicksburg and was surrendered with that place, having lost
severely; when exchanged, was assigned to the army of Tennessee
and brigaded under General Pettus; took a prominent part in the
It went with Hood into Tennessee, suffering severely at Columbia
and Nashville, and was in the rear guard of the army on its
return. Sent into the Carolinas, it fought brilliantly at
Bentonville with considerable loss, and finally surrendered at
Greensboro, with but a small remnant of the over-full regiment
that started out.
Capt. W. L. Hughes was wounded at Jonesboro; I. J. Nix wounded
and captured at Baker's Creek and again wounded at Jonesboro.
Lieutenant Bagley (commanding company) was killed at Bentonville;
Capt. W. J. Rhodes wounded at Kinston and Bentonville; Lieut. W.
H. Boggess killed at Vicksburg; Capt. S. L. Arrington died in
The field officers were Col. Daniel R. Hundley, wounded and
captured at Port Gibson and again captured at Big Shanty, GA;
Lieut.-Col. Thomas M. Arrington and Maj. G. W. Mathieson.
Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 154