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Here is Information on James B. Gum
Name: Jas B Gum Birth Date: abt 1841 Birth Place: Bath Death Date: 31 May 1862 Death Place: Highland County, Virginia Death Age: 21 Occupation: Farmer Race: White Marital status: Single Gender: Male Father Name: Abraham Gum Mother Name: M. Gum Name: James W. B. Gum Birth Date: 1844 Birth Place: Highland County, Virginia Enlistment Rank: Private Muster Place: Virginia Muster Company: F Muster Regiment: 25th Infantry Muster Regiment Type: Infantry Muster Information: Enlisted Casualty Date: 9 Aug 1862 Casualty Place: Cedar Mountain, Virginia Type of Casualty: Wounded Casualty Information: No further record Side of War: Confederacy Residence Place: Highland County, Virginia Occupation: Farmhand Title: The Virginia Regimental Histories Series Name: James B Gum Enlistment Age: 21 Birth Date: 18 Jun 1840 Enlistment Date: 30 Mar 1862 Enlistment Place: Camp Alleghany, West Virginia Enlistment Rank: Private Muster Date: 30 Mar 1862 Muster Place: Virginia Muster Company: F Muster Regiment: 25th Infantry Muster Regiment Type: Infantry Muster Information: Enlisted Muster Out Date: 19 Apr 1862 Muster Out Place: Camp Shenandoah, Virginia Muster Out Information: deserted Side of War: Confederacy Survived War?: Yes Death Date: 31 May 1862 Occupation: Farmer Title: The Virginia Regimental Histories Series
Here is some information on the individual you are seeking, and where he is buried. Additionally, it has a nice detailed information on his desertion/execution. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110199440/andrew-j-robertson
first executions for desertion in the Army of Northern Virginia took place at Mount Pisgah Church on August 19, 1862, when three men of Brigadier General William B. Taliaferro's division and two from Brigadier General Jubal A. Early's division—all from the Shenandoah Valley or from the counties of what is now West Virginia—were shot by firing squad under orders from Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. As Colonel Samuel Bassett French, Jackson's aide, wrote, "the preservation of the army itself was dependent on the maintenance of discipline, and discipline could not be had if desertions were longer to go unpunished."
Name: Andrew J. Robertson Side: Confederate Regiment State/Origin: Virginia Regiment: 25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) Company: F Rank In: Private Rank Out: Private Film Number: M382 roll 47 Name: Andrew J Robertson Enlistment Age: 24 Birth Date: 1837 Birth Place: Highland County, Virginia Enlistment Date: 11 Jun 1861 Enlistment Place: Hevener's Store, Virginia Enlistment Rank: Private Muster Date: 11 Jun 1861 Muster Place: Virginia Muster Company: F Muster Regiment: 25th Infantry Muster Regiment Type: Infantry Muster Information: Enlisted Muster Out Date: 1 Jul 1861 Muster Out Information: Transferred Side of War: Confederacy Survived War?: No Residence Place: Highland County, Virginia Occupation: Farmer Notes: Deserted, Date and place unknown Additional Notes 2: Muster 2 Date: 01 Jul 1861; Muster 2 Place: Virginia; Muster 2 Company: E; Muster 2 Regiment: 31st Infantry; Muster 2 Regiment Type: Infantry; Muster 2 Information: Transferred; MusterOut 2 Date: 19 Aug 1862; MusterOut 2 Information: Shot for desertion;
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Letters Received by the Confederate Secretary of War (microfilmed as Microfilm Publication M437) which is indexed by Index to Letters and Telegrams Received by the Confederate Secretary of War (microfilmed as Microfilm publication M409) in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109). We also located Confederate Manuscripts in Record Group 109 that includes the digitized item Receipt for Coffins for Confederate Soldiers, which is available via the Catalog. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In addition, we searched WorldCat and located listings for Letters received by the Confederate Secretary of War, 1861-1865 (M437) and Index to the letters received by the Confederate Secretary of War, 1861-65 (M409) that indicates copies of these microfilm publications are available at multiple libraries. You may wish to check with your local public and university libraries to see if they have any copies not listed in WorldCat.
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