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2nd Sergeant James C. Biles
C Company

He was born on 27 June 1843 in Warren Co, TN, the son of Robert Barnett and Nancy (Ramsey) Biles.

He enlisted on the 28 May 1863 at McMinnville, TN.

He was wounded and captured at the Battle of Perryville (Chaplin Hills), 8 October 1862, when he was part of the Colour Guard.  He sent to Harrodsburg, KY, in December 1862. Exchanged 9 January 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.

He is on roll of POW's at Camp Douglas, IL, 31 March 1863 and was returned by April 1863, so most likely had been captured again.

Appointed 2nd Sergeant in the summer of 1863.

Received two very severe wounds at Atlanta, 22 July 1864, these were so bad that is was though that he didn't have long to live.

Captured near Murfreesboro (Stone's River) 16 December 1864 and sent to Camp Chase, OH.

Took the Oath 24 March 1865?

Married Jane 'Jennie' Morford on the on the 27 June 1867. She was born 26 July 1843 died 27 July 1889, the daughter of Josiah Furman and Jane B. (Taylor) Morford,

Was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, McMinnville.

In August 1865 he was appointed deputy clerk and master of the chancery court of Warren County, which position he held until 1871.

In 1867 he established a grocery and hardware store he in partnership with Charles R. Morford.

In the January of 1877 he was appointed clerk and master of the chancery courts of Warren County and in 1883 was re-appointed.

In 1884 he was made a member of the State Democratic executive committee and was re-appointed in 1886.

Married to Nellie Rogers who died on the 14 April1920 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, TN.

He only lived a short while after his wife dying on the 20 July 1920 and is buried with her.