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James Hart   
Son of Stephen Hart and Mary Plumley!
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NameLifespanWhere Born
James Hart   (Confederate Spy Nancy Hart's Brother)

Mother:    Mary Plumley
Father:      Stephen Hart
1836 / 1864 

Va. / W. Va.
Kanawha County
Additional Notes
James Hart
James Hart married Yes
Spouse's Name: Catharine

Given Name:   James
Surname:         Hart
Sex:                Male
Death:             May 9, 1864
Cloyd’s Mountain
May 9, 1864
Location: Pulaski County
Campaign: Crook-Averell Raid on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad (May 1864)
Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. George Crook [US]; Brig. Gen. Albert Jenkins [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions (approx. 10,000)
Estimated Casualties: 1,500 total
    On May 9, Crook’s three brigades (6,100 men) on a raid into southwestern Virginia encountered a patchwork Confederate force under Brig. Gen. Albert Jenkins at Cloyd’s Mountain. Fighting was furious and hand-to-hand. Casualties were heavy for the size of the forces engaged: Union casualties were approx. 841 men, Confederate casualties were approx. 659 men. Jenkins was mortally wounded. Crook afterwards joined forces with Averell, who had burned the New River Bridge, and the united column withdrew to Meadow Bluff after destroying several important railroad bridges.
Result(s): Union victory

James Hart killed at age 28 was one of the union casualties of Cloyd's Mountain May 9, 1864.


NameBirth / DiedBorn at:CountyState
John J. HART13 April 1853/????Kanawha RiverKanawha countyVirginia
James Hart
James Hart

Researcher:  Nellie Bell

Note! In 1853, part of Roane County was still in Kanawha County Virginia

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