August JAMES

U.S./C.S.
August JAMES
Biography
Indiana
Comp. D, 35th Indiana Volunteers Infantry
Sources

 

Enlisted

8 Sept. 1861

Discharged

Victoria, Texas, 30 Sept. 1865

Height

5 feet 8 inches

Occupation

farmer

Complexion

Light

Hairs

Brown

Eyes

dark

Born

Chassepierre, 1844

Married

Marie Antoinette JACOBS, born in Rulles, Belgium, in 1846, daughter of Lambert JACOB and Marie Margareth PIERRARD. Married 16 November 1865 by Father Dion in Leopold. She does not know the exact date (month and day) of her birth. She came to America when quite small. The records of her birth was destroyed by a fire in her home at Rulles

Death

21 February 1910

Children

Auguste, 16 January 1878
Marie Alice, 11 Oct. 1882
Marie Julie, 7 Oct. 1884

Parents

Father : Joseph James
Mother : Marie Bistot

Biography :

Son of Louis JACQUES, emigrated with his parents in 1854 for Leopold, Indiana.

When the company reached to near Louisville, Kentucky, in the fall of 1862, from Mc Minville, Tenn., in a march pursuing the army of general Braggs, nearly all the members of the said company were more or less disabled and worn out. Auguste James had to be transported on the wagons, on account that he was unable to follow the Regiment on march. He was on Dec. 23, 1862 detailed as teamster in the Division wagon train(ammunition), to lighter duty as he was unable to stand the marches.

He reenlisted as veteran on December 16, 1863. In may 1864, he was anew detached as Division teamster till mustered out.

Sources :

Pension file at the NATIONAL ARCHIVES :
Invalid : application 562975 cert. 937527
Widow : application 366491
testimonies from John Avis, John B Hubert, Melchior Konold, August James, Frank Comstock, Joseph R. Bradshow, Isidore Naviaux, August James, Vincennes Mosby, David Clarck