Wednesday, March 11, 2015

James Wallace Pinkney Seastrunk

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

James Wallace Pinkney Seastrunk, son of Samuel and Lydia (Kelly) Seastrunk, was born in South Carolina in 1840.

During the Civil War he enlisted at Tyler, TX in Co. C, 17th Texas Calvary on Feb 26 1862. He was still with this unit when he was captured at Arkansas Post on 11 Jan 1863. He lived a little more than a month after his capture, dying at Camp Douglass in Chicago, Illinois on 13 Feb 1863.

James Wallace Pinkney Seastrunk is buried in a mass grave known as Confederate Mound at Oak Wood Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois. His name appears on the memorial plaque as J.W. Seastrunk.

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