James Huffman, Confederate

Soldier of the 10th Virginia Volunteer infantry in the Confederate Army.

Picture of James Huffman circa 1870's

“While the John Brown raid on Harper’s Ferry on October 26, 1859 was not inaugurated or authorized by the Federal Administration, yet a large number of the black abolitionists of the Northern states were in sympathy and wished for the movement to succeed even through the Gulf of Mexico. This raid was really the first effort by force of arms against State Rights and the Emancipation of the States.”
James Huffman
Page 30; Ups and Down of a Confederate Soldier

  • Born 1/31/1840 Paige County, Virginia.
  • Died 4/14/1922 Fort Myer, Virginia.
  • Florid complexion, dark hair, blue eyes 5′8″.
  • Entered service 6/17/1861 Paige County (at Conrad’s Store?)as a Private, Co I, 10th Virginia Infantry.
  • Detailed conscription duty 2/4/63 Rockingham County.
  • Prisoner of War 5/12/1864 during Battle of Spotsville.
  • Arrived at Camp Point Look Out on 5/18/1864.
  • Arrived at Camp Elmra, NY. on 8/24/1864.
  • Released under Oath 6/23/1865.
  • Married Mary E. Henton (1847-1903) and took up residence in Mt. Crawford as a farmer and mill owner after the war.
  • Buried in the Confederate section of the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virginia.
  • Author of Ups and Downs of a Confederate Soldier. (Republished 1940, NY.)

Battle Honors of the 10th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment

    1861

  • July 21, Manassas No. 1.
    1862

  • May 8, McDowell.
  • May 25, Winchester No. 1.
  • June 9, Port Republic.
  • June 27, Cold Harbor.
  • July 1, Malvern Hill.
  • August 9, Cedar Run.
  • August 28, Groveton.
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  • August 29-30, Manassas No. 2.
  • September 1, Chantilly.
  • December 13, Fredericksburg.
    1863

  • May 2-3, Chancellorsville.
  • June 15, Stephenson’s Depot, Winchester No. 2.
  • July 2-3, Gettysburg, PA.
  • October 9-27, Bristoe Campaign.
  • November 25-27, Mine Run Campaign.
    1864

  • May 5-7, Wilderness.
  • May 10-12, Spotsylvania Court House.
  • July 9, Monocacy Junction, MD.
  • July 12, Fort Stevens, Washington, D.C.
  • September 19, Winchester No. 3.
  • September 22, Fisher’s Hill.
  • October 19, Cedar Creek.
    1865

  • March 25, Fort Stedman.
  • April 6, Lockett’s Farm, Saylor’s Creek.
  • April 9, Appomattox Court House.
  • April 12, Surrender Army of Northern Virginia.

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