"Hardest artillery fighter the war produced"Maj. James Breathed was born near present-day Berkeley Spring, W. Va., on December 15, 1838, and moved while young with his family to Washington Co., Md. He attended St. James School in Lydia, where his father John Breathed was headmaster. At age 21, he graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School. During the Civil War, he served as a lieutenant in the 1st Virginia Cavalry under J.E.B. Stuart, and later as a major in Stuart's Horse Artillery.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 741851 N 4398132|
|Decimal Degrees||39.69880000, -78.17925000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 41.928', W 78° 10.755'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 41' 55.68" N, 78° 10' 45.30" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 31 W Main St, Hancock MD 21750, US|
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