Private James H. Courtney, Co. E, 1st Missouri Cavalry, CSA

1842 (abt.)

  • James H. Courtney was born to Absalom and Catharine Courtney in Missouri.

1850

  • November 8: The U.S> Federal Census enumerated in Buchanan County, MO showed 8-year-old James living with his parents and siblings. His father, Absalom, was a farmer.

1852 (abt.)

  • James’ mother Catharine Courtney died.

1860

  • September 20: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Buchanan County, MO showed 18-year-old James living with his widowed father and siblings. His father, Absalom, was a farmer.

1861

  • April 18: James father, Absalom, remarried. His second wife was named Felicity Hill.
  • December 19: James H. Courtney enlisted in the C.S. Army in St. Clair County, Missouri

1862

  • January 16: James mustered in as a Private to Company E, Gates’ Regiment, 1 Cavalry Missouri at Camp Price           
  • February 28: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • May to December: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1863

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “sworn in for war”
  • March to June: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Sick”
  • July to December: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1864

  • January to April: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • May & June: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Sick.” In June James spends some time in Madison Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present.  James engaged in Kennesaw, Atlanta, Altoona and Franklin.
  • November 30: James H. Courtney was killed in the Battle of Franklin

1866

  • James H. Courtney was permanently buried in the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Section 10, Grave 46.