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Honored by Gen John Archer Elmore Chapter, AL Sons of the American Revolution

James Courson


BIRTHPLACE
Lancaster District, SC
Born 1762
HOMETOWN
Macon County, AL, United States
Died 1834

BIOGRAPHY


James Courson first entered service at age 14 serving a 15 month term in a rifle company in the SC Militia under Capt. George Wade, Col. Thomas Sumter, serving in the Charleston area on the coast. He next enlisted for a 3 year term in the SC Continental Line under Capt. William McClintock, Col. Wm Henderson, and was in the 3rd Florida Expedition [1778] under Gen. Howe, was at Stono Ferry [20 Jun 1779] and the Siege of Savannah [24 Sep – 19 Oct 1779]. He was at the Siege of Charleston where he was taken prisoner [12 May 1780], but after a month he scaped and joined Sumter where he fought at Hanging Rock [6 Aug 1780], and at Fishing Creek [18 Aug 1780]. He then joined Major William Richardson Davie in NC & marched over into SC & did nothing of consequence and afterwards returned to NC. He was not at Guilford Courthouse or Cowpens, but joined Gen. Greene & marched as far as Rugelys Mills, and later served under Marion. During his service he received 14 wounds.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


A year after the war ended James Courson moved to GA and lived in Warren, Washington, Hancock and Jones counties. In 1817 he moved to AL and was living in Conecuh Co in 1820, Pike Co in 1830, Montgomery Co in 1832 when he applied for his pension and shortly after moved to Macon Co where he died early in 1834.
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Military Rank


Private

Years of Service


1776-1781

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
American Revolution
Southern Campaign
Capture of Savannah
Southern Campaign
Siege of Charleston