James B Wooten

Contributed by: Gayle Licari

Name: James B Wooten ,
Enlistment Date: 27 April 1861
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 27 April 1861
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 05 May 1861
Enlisted in Company D, 27th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 20 June 1861
Promoted to Full Private on 22 April 1862 (Reduced to ranks)
Wounded on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD (Returned)
Wounded on 05 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA (No further record)
James B. Wooten (First_Last)
Regiment Name 27 North Carolina Infantry
Side Confederate
Company D
Soldier's Rank_In Sergeant
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Film Number M230 roll 43
27th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
27th Infantry Regiment was formed at New Bern, North Carolina, in June, 1861
  as the 9th Regiment. Reorganized in September as the 17th, its designation
was later changed to the 27th. Men of this unit were recruited in Orange,
Guilford, Wayne, Pitt, Lenoir, Perquimans, and Jones counties. It was
assigned to General R. Ransom's, J.G. Walker's, and Cooke's Brigade. After
fighting at New Bern, the 27th saw action in the Seven Days' Battles and at
Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. During the spring and summer of 1863 it
served in North Carolina, South Carolina, and in the Richmond area. The unit
continued the fight at Bristoe, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold
Harbor, and later endured the hardships of the Petersburg siege south of the
James River. It ended the war at Appomattox. It had 6 wounded at Malvern
Hill, lost sixty-three percent of the 325 engaged at Sharpsburg, and had 2
killed and 13 wounded at Fredericksburg. Seventy percent of the 416 at
Bristoe were disabled, and when the regiment surrendered, it had 9 officers
and 103 men. The field officers were Colonels John R. Cooke, J.A. Gilmer, Jr
, George B. Singeltary, John Sloan, and George F. Whitfield; Lieutenant
Colonels R.W. Singeltary, Thomas C. Singeltary, and Joseph C. Webb; and
Major Calvin Herring.

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