J. W. Hassell

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J. W. Hassell
Co. G. 20. Ala. Inf.
Reg. Pettus Brig.
Stephens Div.
Army of Tenn.
Full Name: J. W. Hassell
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:P  Number:8
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1846 
Died: September 28, 1924 
Burial Date: September 29, 1924 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Mississippi 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Married 
Came To Texas: 1845 
Residence: Austin, Texas 
Admitted To Home: June 17, 1924 
Religion: Christian 
Army: Tennessee 
Division: Stephen's 
Regiment: 20th Alabama Inf. 

HASSELL, JAMES WASHINGTON(1846~1924). James W. Hassell was born June 7, 1846, in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, to Miles Baines Hassell (1812~1890) and Martha Johnson (1818~1901). Miles Hassell and Martha Johnson were both born in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in the area of Northport, Alabama.

J. W. Hassell joined Company K, 20th Alabama Infantry. The 20th Alabama Infantry was organized at Montgomery, Alabama, on September 16, 1861. The 20th was sent to Vicksburg and took part in the siege. Private Hassell was taken prisoner when Lt. General John C. Pemberton surrendered Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. He was paroled on July 8, 1863. The 20th Alabama Infantry eventually moved into Tennessee with General John Bell Hood. Although, Private Hassell signed his parole paper in 1863, he kept fighting with the 20th Alabama for the duration of the War. He served in Company G, 20th Alabama Infantry. The 20th Alabama Infantry were finally surrendered at Salisbury, North Carolina on May 2, 1865.

Following the War, he married Melissa Deason in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama on December 24, 1866. Melissa was born April 20, 1845 and died April 8, 1916, and is buried in Midway Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama. Hassell came to Texas in 1884 and worked as a farmer. He was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on June 17, 1924. James W. Hassell died on September 28, 1924 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery on September 29, 1924.

Information taken from Compiled Military Service Record; Confederate Pension Application, 39888 Travis County; www.archives.state.al.us/refernc/alamilor/20thinf.html; and biographical information provided by Joanne R. Thompson.


#9115) The Death Certificate, Confederate Home Roster, and Confederate Pension Application all say he was born in Mississippi in 1845. However, the family Bible says he was born in Alabama on June 7, 1846.
Entered by jason walker on 11/21/2002 8:41:04 AM

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