Thomas Clay Carmichael(c. 1841 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at age 20 as Sergeant on 20 April 1861 in the Orange Guards (later Company G, 27th North Carolina Infantry), but was reduced to Private on 8 May 1861. Restored to Sergeant on 1 February 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
He died in Sharpsburg on 19 September. Originally buried "in Samuel Beeler's barn field along the fence, running east from the barn" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1. Further information from Wilson2 and the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Service dates from his card posted online by the Western Maryland Historical Library and the Roster3.
Death Date: 09/19/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials , Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4606]
2 Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15 [AotW citation 9847]
3 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 18 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VIII [AotW citation 10025]
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