James C. Autry was Richard White's great great great uncle.
James C. Autry was John English Autry's second oldest brother, the third son of John Autry by his second wife, Barbara ("Bubby") McMillian (the widow of John Murphy). He was enrolled in Company G, 64th Georgia Infantry Regiment in Macon, Georgia, on 5 April 1863. That is the same unit, the same time, and the same place as John English Autry. James C. Autry died of disease at the Confederate Hospital at Quincy, Florida, less than 7 weeks later, on 20 May 1863. James C. Autry is most likely buried in the "Soldiers Cemetery" which is a grassy area surrounded by an iron fence within the Eastern Cemetery, which can be entered from the north side of U.S. Highway 90 near the eastern edge of the town of Quincy. There is no known list still existing of those who were interred there. The only marker is a small one saying: "UNKNOWN. C.S.A. 1861.-65."
James Autry's wife, Martha, made an attempt through an attorney in Sumter County, Georgia, to collect the pay and enlistment bounty that was due to her husband. She was apparently not successful in that effort. The reason for this lack of success is not clear, but it appears that the Confederate Second Auditor's Office (the entity responsible for such matters), could find no official report of James Autry's death, and that the matter was not pursued further.
The great oak tree growing in the southwest corner of Soldiers Cemetery in Quincy's Eastern Cemetery has destroyed a section of the fence around their burial place. The lone marker inside of the fence, shown here just to the right of the oak tree, is the sole indication that this is the place of burial of Confederate soldiers, and it provides no inkling of their number.
Soldiers Cemetery, Quincy, Florida
See the links at the foot of the page on John English Autry.
This page was created by Richard
White on 15 December 1998.
Changes to this page were last made by Richard White on 22 October 2000.