James A. Shelton, Private, Co A, 23rd Mississippi Infantry

1842

  • July 20: James Anderson Shelton is born in Jackson County, Alabama to parents Andrew J. and Pabany Shelton.

1860

  • The United States Federal Census taken on July 17th show 19 year old James and his new wife Martha living in Mississippi.

1861

  • August 24: Enlisted in the Confederate Army in Luka, Mississippi.
  • August 24- September 19: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1862

  • August 1: Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • September 24- October 31: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “On extra duty as teamster, detailed 10 Nov 1862.”

1863

  • February 28- June 30: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1864

  • March 2: Appears on a Bounty Roll of the organization named above made in accordance with G. O. No. 27, A. & I. G. O., dated Richmond, Va.. Present.
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Detailed for brigade teamster about 1 June 1863 by order of Col. Lowry Comdg brigade… (not legible.)”
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Brigade teamster by order of Genl Adams date unknown.”
  • November 30: Fought in the Battle of Franklin in Lorings’ division crossing over Carnton Plantation and through the Eastern Flank of the battlefield.

1870

  • The United States Federal Census taken on August 11th in Tippah, Mississippi shows James, a merchant, and Martha living with their sons: A.J., 1o, W.W., 5 and E.M., 2.

1880

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 24th in Hardeman County, Tennessee shows

1910

  • The United States Federal Census taken on May 9th in Hardeman County, Tennessee shows a retired James and Martha living with their son Thomas.

1920

  • The United States Federal Census taken on February 2nd in Hardeman County, Tennessee shows a retired James and Martha living with their adult son Thomas.

1929

  • March 3: James died in Hardeman County, Tennessee.