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Re: James R. Taylor Brodnax
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The CMSR for the 12th Louisiana Infantry shows that "J. T. BRODNAX" was enrolled in Confederate service as a Private with the Morehouse Stars from Morehouse Parish on 17 MAR 1862 at Memphis, Tennessee. He was 36 years of age. There is no further service record information about him.

The 12th Louisiana Infantry was re-organized on 10 MAY 1862 near Fort Pillow to serve for three years, or the duration of the war. The "Morehouse Stars" was designated Company F and J. T. BRODNAX was not listed as a member of the company.

While he was over the age limit for required Confederate service under the terms of the Conscription Act passed 16 APR 1862, discharges from this regiment of enrolled veterans over or under the ages of 18 to 35 years did not occur until the summer of 1862 when the regiment had relocated to northern Mississippi. His enrollment at Memphis is the only record of his presence. I am inclined to believe that he died near Fort Pillow, Tennessee soon after his arrival with the Morehouse Stars, and before the 10 MAY 1862 re-organization when this volunteer company became Company F. Records covering the period in between did not survive the war. The regiment suffered a very high number of deaths from disease while stationed at Fort Pillow.

I would like to know more about this Confederate soldier. If you have any personal information about him, please contact me at my personal e-mail address.

Hugh Simmons

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