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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Leroy C. Colley

(? - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 22 year old carpenter in Rowan County, he mustered as Private, Company K, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 30 May 1861 in Brunswick County.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and died the next day.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "In Benj. Grave's [Grove's?] old orchard", near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as L.C. Colys. Service and other details from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database.

Death

09/18/1862 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 4623]

1   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-  [AotW citation 19129]