Birth: Nov. 7, 1826, Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky.
Death: Jan. 12, 1902, Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas.
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James served two terms in the Civil War. In 1861 he was mustered as a 1st Lieutenant in the 5th Regt. Kansas Cavalry. He was promoted to Major, but resigned in Feb. of 1862. His arm had been broken in combat and this injury would hamper him for the rest of his life. He returned to Iowa and in 1864 was commissioned as Captain of the 48th Iowa Infantry Co. C.
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