Valley of the Shadow

From Compiled Military Service Records at National Archives

Personal Information

Name: James Nathaniel McFarland
Birthplace: Christian Farm near Mint Spring
Date of Birth: February 24, 1842
Physical Description: --
Prewar Life: --

Enlistment Records

Date of Enlistment: April 18, 1861
Place of Enlistment: Greenville
Age at Enlistment: --
Occupation at Enlistment: Farmer
Conscript Or Substitute: --

Service Information

Rank: Pvt.
Company: E
Transfer Company: --
Regiment: 5th Va. Inf.

Military Service Record

Promotions: Shown as Sgt. on 10-00-1861 roster
Transfers and Other Services: --
Muster Sheet: Returned 02-00-1864 from being wounded at Manassas
Captured: May 12, 1862; Spotsylvania
Missing in Action: --
Prison: February 27, 1865; Ft. Delaware, exchanged
AWOL (Absent without Leave): --
Deserted: --
Discharge: --
Paroled: --
Notes: --

Casualty Information

Killed in Action: --
Wounded in Action: August 28, 1862; Manassas
Died of Disease: --
Died of Wounds: --
Hospital: Sick, hosp. at Martinsburg 06-00-1861 to 08-00-1861

Other Information

Personal Life: Married Elizabeth Wallace
Postwar Life: Farmhand until elected Co. Tax Collector 1871; Deputy Sheriff 1876-1879; Deputy Treasurer 1879-1883; commissioner of Revenue for Beverly Manor District; vice President of Staunton National Bank; president of the Staunton & Augusta Co. Memorial Association; membership application of Stonewall Jackson Camp No. 25 C. V. Staunton 07-09-92; treasurer of Augusta Co. for forty years
Date of Death: September 4, 1927
Place of Death: Staunton
Burial Place: Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Cause Of Death: --
Epitaph: --
Dwelling # (1860 Census): --
Family # (1860 Census): --