Name - James H. Dusenbury


Birth Date: 09 Mar 1846

Birth Place: Toddville section of Horry District, South Carolina

Death Date: 10 Sep 1905

Burial Place: Methodist Campground Cemetery (aka Willow Springs Methodist Church Cemetery), Horry County, South Carolina


Military Service - C. S. A.

Enlistment Date: 1861 and again on 03 Feb 1864

Discharge Date: 23 October 1861 from 7th S.C. Vols. due to measles

Rank: Private

Company and Regiment: Co. L, 7th S.C. Vols. & Co. K, 7th Cavalry S.C.

Military Unit Details:


Family -

Parents: Zaccheus William Dusenbury, Sr. & Mary Ann Harper

Wife: Cinderella Causey

Children: Ida Louisa, Ada, Henrietta, James M., Sil C.


Interesting Facts -

James Horry Dusenbury was wounded by a mini ball to the face and admitted to Jackson Hospital in Richmond, Virginia on May 31st, 1864. Reportedly, the mini ball did little damage, leaving him with a permanent dimple on his cheek.

He reenlisted with Company K and was transfered back to Co. L, 7th S.C. Volunteers on 07 Jan 1865 where he served until General Johnston surrendered the unit at Bentonsville, North Carolina.

Following the war he farmed on 168 acres deeded to him by his father and served as a steamboat captain traveling from Conway to Charleston, South Carolina.