James Lycurgus Kilgore

Mustered into service as a 1st Lieutenant on July 29th, 1861

Died  05 August 1864

Buried Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee

Lieutenant Kilgore resigned his commission on October 11th, 1861 citing domestic considerations at home. Still wanting to serve in the Army James again joined Company A  but this time as a private on February 1st, 1862 only to be discharged for disability on April 23rd of that same year. The reason for the discharge was because of a serious attack of rheumatism.


Still wanting to serve his country James would muster in as a private in Company K of the 36th Indiana Infantry on Christmas day of 1863.  By the summer of 1864 he would again take sick and died of remettent fever on August 5th while in Chattanooga Tennessee.


James L. Kilgore was the son of David Kilgore who was a judge and former member of Congress. James left behind a wife Nancy and three young daughters. Nancy filed for a widows pension in 1865.


Photo by John S. Sims at "Find a Grave"