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James B. Copeland

Seeking information on James B. Copeland. He was a South Carolinian, and enlisted in Co D/Hampton Legion Infantry at the initial muster on 14 Jun 1861, age ca 24. He is present on all existant muster rolls of the company through Oct 1863; was promoted to 5 CPL 31 Aug 62, to 2 CPL per the Jan-Feb 63 roll, and then went on furlough of indulgence in Oct 63, returning in tiume to participate in the battle of Campbell's Station 16 Nov 63, where he was wounded. He is shown as present on the Nov-Dec 63 roll, and also on the Sep-Dec 64 rolls; the rolls from Jan through Aug 64 are missing. He was promoted to 3 SGT sometime between Nov 63 and Aug 64. He does not appear on the Appomattox parole lists, but a number of men of the Legion cut their way out -- about two companies -- and many more were back in S.C. on furloughs to mount -- the Legion Infnatry had been mounted as mounted infantry in Apr 64. He moved to Texas in 1865, and was a resident of Doans, Wilbarger County in 1918, when he was admitted to the Confederate Soldier's Home on 14 Oct 18. He was discharged at his own request on 29 May 1919. I assume he returned to Wilbarger County. Interested in date of death, of birth, place of burial, spouse, etc.
Thanks in advance.