James Webb was born in the town of Fulton, Montgomery County, NY on June 10,1842, a son of Ashael Webb and Caroline Bond.
Marriage & Children
|Date of Birth:||1847|
|Names of Parents:||Ashael (Webb) and Caroline Bond|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||10 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Westerlo, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Missing in Action on:||16 June 1864|
|Missing at:||Petersburg, VA|
|Imprisoned at:||Andersonville, GA|
|Presumed dead on:||Date not specified|
|Died of Disease on:||15 Oct 1864|
|Place of Death:||Andersonville, GA|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 20(some of the comment section obliterated)"Was then taken prisoner of War and confined in Andersonville Prison And Died Oct 15, 1864 from exposure and starvation."
Born in Fulton County, NY, Age 20 years, Farmer, Black eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion,5'9" tall.
|Sources Used: 1860 census, Westerlo, NY; Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Additional Research Notes
“James Webb, of Westerlo, was born in the town of Fulton, New York, on the 10th day of June, 1842. His parents were Asahel and Caroline Webb.
Desiring to do what he could for his country, he enlisted in Company K, One Hundred and Thirteenth New York Regiment, known as the Seventh Heavy Artillery, August 19, 1862.
On the 15th of June, 1864, he wrote to his parents that he had been in five heavy battles, and while they raged, he was under fire every day. On the 16th of June, he was taken prisoner before Petersburg, and carried to Andersonville prison.
Up to this time he had been distinguished for his cheerfulness; his strict obedience to his superior officers, and his unflinching bravery upon the battle-field. But on entering this horrible prison, and being subject to the cruelties of the incarnate fiends who took delight in his starved condition, and his agonies, his health and spirits were both undermined. In the bitterness of his soul, he said to his companions in wretchedness, "I shall never see home again."
He lingered through the sad days and weary nights, until, on the 15th of October, 1864, death came to his relief. Where his remains lie none of his friends know. He was probably buried with the other patriot martyrs, who were murdered in this prison.”
.......Was then taken prisoner of War and confined in Andersonville Prison And Died Oct 15, 1864 from exposure and starvation.
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Ancestry Military Databases
- Annual Report of the Adjutant-General
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases