I see from postings to this thread that there is almost no information on Confederate burials in this area. That said, I am hoping that someone can possibly direct me on any information available. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here's the bits of information we have:
1-James Madison Brotherton, 39th GA INF, wounded 16th May in the battle of Champion Hill and died 19th May.
2-Family tradition says he had a sweetheart in the area named "Maggie"(no last name).
3-A letter from his brother, William Henegar Brotherton, to family states that he believed he died on the 16th and someone named John Mitchell had carried James some 50 yards from the battlefield but had to leave him there due the Yanks advance.
4- a letter from G. W. Deal,of Chicago, dated 1866 who had promised a confederate Lt (James) to write to his family. Mr (Dr.) Deal had been on the battlefield trying to "relieve the suffering" of any wounded he came across. Dr. Deal bandaged the wound and carried James about 200 yards to the road and "I stayed with him while one of my men procured and amulance (sic)in which he was conveyed to the "confederate Field Hospital" which was at a house on the left of the main Jackson and Vicksburg road and about a half or three quarters of a mile west of their main line of Battle."
5- We have yet to locate where James is buried, so I assume he is either in one of cemeteries in the area, or possibly in a mass grave.
Thanks in advance for any direction you can give us.