Private James Henry Bozarth

A Company


He enlisted on the 16 September 1862 at Smithville.


On January 1863 notes show a stoppage of pay as AWOL 20 days @36.5 cents/day.


He just left the army and went home on the 10 August 1863, the same date as his brother.


Joined the C Company ,1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USA several months later, with his brother.


When in the 1st Mounted they both had duty at Carthage, Granville and on line of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad in District of Middle Tennessee till April, 1865. Ordered to Murfreesboro, TN, 18 April, and duty there till 26 June. Ordered to Nashville and mustered out 22 July 1865.


He was born 28 May 1833 (his gravestone says 2 May 1827) and died 8 December 1881, both in DeKalb Co, TN.


He was the son of  William and Nancy Allen (Burton) Bozarth and the brother of Joseph Harding Bozarth


On the 21 July 1854 in Smithville he married Mary Bell/Ball Smith in DeKalb Co.  They had ten children: James Monroe, Marcus D. Lafayette, Isaac McQuire, Jefferson Davis, Samuel, Elijah “Leige”, John W., Mary Elizabeth “Betty”, Morning Glory and Matthew Bozarth.


She was born 23 February 1835 and died 5 May 1888, both in DeKalb Co, TN.


He is buried in the Goff (originally Bozarth) Cemetery, DeKalb Co, as is his wife. He has a 1st Tenn. Mtd. Inf., USA headstone.