Per James family member, LaWanna Rogers, he died in a prision camp as a Confederate soldier. This "…

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Per James family member, LaWanna Rogers, he died in a prision camp as a Confederate soldier. This "fits" with the info on his tombstone. Per his tombstone, William R. James was the father of John H. James. Other James family members understand William R. James was buried in an unmarked grave at the prision camp, and that his son, John Henry James, errected tombstones in memory of both his fathe Wiiliam R. James and his Uncle John James since both died in the same prision camp and were buried there in unmarked graves.

Per the National Gravesite Locator of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, John James, Pvt Confederate States Army is buried in Section 1, Site 1, of the North Alton Confederate Cemetery, 600 Pearl St, Alton, IL, 62003, tel: 314-260-8691. The Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System administered by the National Park Service has John James as a Pvt in Co D of the 7th Arkansas Cavalry. John's brother, William R. James, also was a Pvt in Co D of the 7th Arkansas Cavalry. The two brothers died in a POW camp at Alton, IL, one day apart-- William first on 10 Dec 1864 and John the next day on 11 Dec 1864. There is a "in memory of" marker for William R. James in Marion County's Pleaant Ridge Cemetery. The National Gravesite Locator of the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs states William R. James is buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Given names Surname Sosa Birth Place Death Age Place Last change
William R. James
November 12, 1831
191 Woodbury, Cannon, TN
2 December 10, 1864
157 33 Alton, Madison, IL
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