James M. Stewart was born in Crow Creek; Pickens District, SC on May 16, 1839 to Mr. Robert Sewart and Isabelle
Telford Stewart. He enlisted with a rank of Captain and commanded Co. F of the Twenty-second SC Vols. Later he would
be promoted to Major, but was dismissed from the army as a result of his performance at Battle of Sharpsburg, MD. James
Stewart later served as a county officer in the Pickens District during the war. Following the war he became a Baptist
Minister. James Stewart married Ms. Mary Malinda Lewis on Nov. 14, 1865 and married again on Feb. 23, 1898 to Ms. Elizabeth
Hamilton. Rev. Stewart died on Feb. 26, 1929 at the age of 89 and is buried at Second Baptist Church in Pickens,
As Captain, James M. Stewart commanded Co. F; Hagood Guards of the 22nd SC Vols from formation in 1862 to when he was
promoted to Major.