Here are thumbnail sketches of your two men. Their CSR files are commingled and total 52 cards.
November 6, 1862 at his Headquarter in Culpepper, VA, Sr. recommends Jr. be appointed Ordnance Sgt.
James Skeleton Gilliam
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 5/20/1862 as a Lieut Colonel.
On 5/20/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff VA 9th Infantry
He Resigned on 6/15/1863
(Resigned with dropsy and debility)
James S. Gilliam, Jr
Residence Petersburg VA;
Enlisted on 5/9/1861 at Petersburg, VA as a Private.
On 5/9/1861 he mustered into Field & Staff VA 9th Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
* POW 4/1/1865 Five Forks, VA
* Released 6/13/1865 Point Lookout, MD
He was described at enlistment as:
5' 9.0", florid complexion, light blue eyes, brown hair
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