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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

(Born Ala.)

James Deshler

(Ap'd Ala.)


Born Feb. 18, 1833, Tuscumbia, AL.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1850, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1854.

Served: on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1854, — and Nome Lakee Reserve, Cal., 1854‑55; in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1855; on

(Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

frontier duty on Sioux Expedition, 1855, being engaged in the Action of  p580 Blue Water, Sep. 3, 1855, — at Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1855‑56, — Platte Bridge, Neb., 1856, — Ft. Snelling, Min., 1856‑57, — Utah Expedition, 1857‑60, — and Ft. Garland, Col., 1860; on detached service, 1860‑61;

(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, Sep. 17, 1858)

on frontier duty at Ft. Wise, Col., 1861; and on leave of absence, 1861, which having overstayed, he was

Dropped, July 15, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States,​a and was

Killed, Sep. 20, 1863, at the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.: Aged 30.

Buried, Oakwood Cemetery, Tuscumbia, AL.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: a serviceable summary of it can be found at Texas State Historical Association.

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