James Sprott
b. 02-Aug-1834 County Down, Ireland
02-Jun-1864 Mortally wounded at Battle of New Hope Church
d. 09-Aug-1864 Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Genealogy of James Sprott
(as I have it so far).

42nd Alabama Infantry

"My brother James entered Confederate service in the Spring of 1862, joining Company D. 42 Alabama regiment in all of its marches and battles except the battle of Corinth; he was in Vicksburg during the siege of that place and was captured there. After being exchanged he went with his regiment to Chattanooga, participating in the battles of Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Resacca, and New Hope Church, where hew was mortally wounded June 2, 1864, dying one week latter. He was a brave and gallant soldier and met death bravely, saying when told that he could not live, that he had tried to do his duty and the only regret he had was in leaving his wife and little children. I never saw him after he was sent back to the hospital at Atlanta, where he now lies buried."

Family sketech by Judge Samuel Henry Sprott,
originally created July 17, 1897 and
continued to April 24, 1904.


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