Pvt. James W. Arnold

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James Wylie Arnold - Pvt. 5/1/1862. Wounded at Gaines Mill, Va. 6/27/1862. Detailed February 1863. Roll dated 11/4/1864, last on file, shows him “Absent, assessor of tax in Oglethorpe County, Ga." No later record.

Buried at Resthaven Cemetery, Wilkes County, GA, tombstone reads: Born 11/11/1836, died 12/30/1906, CSA.

Wilkes County, Ga.
Gazette- Chronicle Newspaper
Saturday, Jan 4th, 1907

When Col. J. W. Arnold closed his eyes to this world at his home in this place last Sunday, Wilkes County sustained the loss of a citizen greater than which she has never had in all her history. He was a man of great force of character as any man we have ever known. He always stood for the best interest of the town and county with a steadfastness that was unwavering. Coming of a splendid line of ancestors, by his upright and forceful life, he added new luster to the name. He read a great deal and kept up with the progress of the world to a degree that was surpassed even by younger men. He was born in Wilkes County near the Oglethorpe line in November 1836 and had just passed three score and ten years when he left this for the better world. He was well educated man, having taken a thorough course at Mercer University where he graduated. He was married on Nov. 11th, 1857 to Miss Emma – of Oglethorpe County. Four children were born to this union. His wife died in 1875. He married again in August 1876---Note: The rest of this article is torn off the page in the microfilm of the orginial newspaper.

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