Found him on the 1850 Subdivision 31, Knox, Tennessee census (img 39) as James Finger
age 11. This census says born South Carolina.
"He died in Asylum Genl Hospl, Knoxville Tenn, Feby 15, 1865 of Pneumonia, as a Privt. Co. H, 5th Tenn Infty"
He was charged with desertion on Oct 28, 1864, but that charge was removed Dec 27, 1889.
His wife later died in 1870 and Wright French
became the guardian of his minor children. Henry Finger
and Marian Finger
were witnesses on the application for guardianship filed by Wright French, 4 Mar 1878. - Civil War Pension File
Wright French's Letter to the Ajt General
Wright French is found on the 1880 District 5, Blount, Tennessee census (dist 192 img 3) age 31, farmer. He is married to Sarah
age 48. However, the children of James
and Isabella Finger
are not living in his household.