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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Thomas Clay Carmichael

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest 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 & 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.

Birth

c. 1841

Death

09/19/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

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, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VIII  [AotW citation 10025]