James Ware (1826 - 1910) Civil War confederate soldier.2nd Lt, 28th Mississippi Infantry, Company G

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He needs categorization, resources and profile updating. We know he was a confederate soldier born in Mississippi and a prisoner some records on profile. Needs civil war group help.
WikiTree profile: James Ware
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (255k points)
retagged by Andrew Simpier

I want to add the category of 28th Mississippi Infantry, Company G to his profile but I don’t think there is a category under Mississippi for this. Can anyone help me get the Category for him?

The civil war sticker depicts a battle flag of Ohio can someone fix this?

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I added some info to his profile.
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by Andrew Simpier
Thank you Doug I would like to categorize it better and would love to get a picture somehow through an archive. I was trying to find a roster list also. I wonder where they sent him after his capture?

This soldier's name and unit caught my attention.  I'm familiar with a James R, Ware who was a Lieutenant in Company G of the 22nd Miss Regiment.  So many similarities; the only difference is the middle initial "M" versus "R".  
I wanted to check out his service records in FOLD3.  I can't find any rosters for 28th Mississippi Regiment.  Sometimes it is hard to browse through their folders as they are not arranged numerically.  They have a Twenty-Eight Cavalry listed before Twenty-first Infantry.  But I don't see a Twenty-Eight Infantry.  (I did look for a Ware in the 28 Cavalry but nothing.)

I agree that your James M. Ware does not match up with James R. Ware, who was a resident of Carroll County where he enlisted in the Black Hawk Rifles.  So I'm really just asking where are his service records in FOLD3??

The above comment about the other James Ware of 22nd Mississippi was posted by ME; I don't know why it shows me as anonymous.

This is another source found for the Ware family of Mississippi 


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Hi Doug 

After more research we have found there was no 28th Mississippi infantry only Calvary and with the civil war records from ancestry and the other g2g question and answers. We believe this is our soldier. https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=02801CDD-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A

Still need much help on his profile however : )

The primary source for Mississippi units in the Civil War (and earlier) is Dunbar Rowland's "Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898".  Rowland compiled a unit history of each regiment and most of the histories include the commanders and staff officers as well as the name of each company, the county they were formed and the company commanders.  

For 28th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, it has "See cavalry regiments".

For the 28th Regiment Cavalry, there is a 4-1/2 page history with a list of officers and company commanders.  
Commander was Colonel Peter B. Starke.  The first lines of the history states: 
"This regiment was organized early in 1862, for three years or the war, extra to the requisitions upon the State for infantry.  It is numbered consecutively with the infantry regiments."  This regiment was began active duty in response to the Union naval attacks on Vicksburg in May 1862 (not 1863).

Company G was commanded by Captain James M. Smith.  Most of the companies have a specific county where the men were recruited from but Company G does not identify with any county.

This is insightful. No county affiliated with company. The records we have say 28th and rank 2nd Lt.  Then the ditto marks which one other contributor believes reflected Alabama. So it’s a bit difficult to place him into proper regiment. Records do support Alabama more so than Mississippi.

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