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James R. Spry
Private, Confederate States of America Army
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Courtesy of Derick S. Hartshorn, April 2007:

SPRY, JAMES R., Private, Company B, 8th North Carolina Infantry. Born in Currituck County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Currituck County at age 19, August 5, 1861, for the war. Captured at Roanoke Island on February 8, 1862, and paroled at Elizabeth City on February 21, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, November 10, 1862. Present or accounted for until wounded at or near Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, on or about May 13, 1864. Rejoined the company prior to September 30, 1864, when he was wounded in the left arm and captured at Fort Harrison, Virginia. Hospitalized at Fort Monroe, Virginia, until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, where he arrived October 5, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout and transferred to Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia, where he was received March 19, 1865, for exchange. [NCT 4:541] NOTE: North Carolina records do not document his death in the Washington, DC area prior to the end of the war. Confederate records do not include any other James R. Spry.


James R. Spry, Private

Born in Currituck County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Currituck County at age 19 on August 5, 1861 for the war. Mustered in as Sergeant. Captured at Roanoke Island on February 8, 1862 and paroled at Elizabeth City on February 21, 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia on November 10, 1862. Present or accounted for until wounded in the side at or near Drewry's Bluff, Virginia on or about May 13, 1864. Rejoined the company prior to September 30, 1864 when he was wounded in the left arm and captured at Fort Harrison, Virginia.  Hospitalized at Fort Monroe, Virginia until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland where he arrived October 5, 1864.  Paroled at Point Lookout and transferred to Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia where he was received March 19, 1865 for exchange.


SPRY, JAMES R
PVT B 8 NC INF CSA 
DATE OF DEATH: 02/12/1924 
BURIED AT: SECTION CONF  SITE 122A

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 Photo Courtesy of Roxsanne Wells-Layton, June & July 2006
Posted: 19 June 2006 Updated: 29 July 2006 Updated: 22 April 2007