James Riley Blanton

6 June 2020

Private James R Blanton was only 14 when he enlisted in Company M of the Palmetto Sharpshooters in May 1862. He was seriously wounded at Sharpsburg in September, a month after his 15th birthday, and discharged for disability. His obituary, seen here, is from the Gaffney Ledger of 10 September 1901.

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