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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John William M. Speece

"Billy"

(1841 - 1906)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Iredell County, he enlisted in Company H, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 1 March 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action in the Sunken Road on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

After the War

He was "crippled" by his wounds and was a shoemaker in Iredell County after the War.

References & notes

Basic information from Moore's Roster1, which has him as J.W. Spicer. Details from his gravesite on Findagrave and family genealogies online. Thanks to hjrspeece for the pointer to Speece, and the information about his wounding.

Birth

03/15/1841 in NC

Death

07/24/1906 Iredell County, NC; burial in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Statesville, NC

Notes

1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 148  [AotW citation 14235]