CHURCHMAN, JAMES P. (1845 ~ 1925). Confederate veteran James P. Churchman was born in Missouri in 1845.
Churchman joined the Confederate Army at Eleven Points, Shannon County, Missouri, August 7, 1862. Military records described him as five-feet tall, fair haired with blue eyes and 16 years old on the day of enlistment. Churchman served almost continuously until his company's surrender at New Orleans.
He was discharged from the 8th Regiment of the Missouri Infantry, originally Roberts Company, at Alexandria June 7, 1865. Churchman was absent from two muster rolls because of injury. February 26, 1863, Churchman was listed absent because he was "sick at Salem," and during January and February of 1864, Churchman was absent due to "wounded breast."
Churchman settled in Llano County, Texas after the war and began a career in farming. At the age of 63, Churchman filed papers to receive a Confederate Pension with the State of Texas. The pension was granted the following year. Churchman was admitted to the Confederate Veteran's Home in Austin on July 5, 1914 for reasons of disability and destitution.
Churchman's listed disability was "nervous prostration," earlier pension records suggest Churchman suffered from wounds to his hands and general weakness impairing his ability to work. He died June 23, 1925 of an unspecified cause and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from Compiled Military Service Records, Confederate Home Roster records and Texas Confederate Pension records.