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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Miles S. Mask

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 25 year old farmer from Anson County, he mustered as Private, Company A, 23rd North Carolina Infantry on 22 May 1861 in Anson County.

On the Campaign

Probably mortally wounded by gunshot to the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US hospital in Frederick, MD where his right leg was amputated. He died there of wounds on 9 October 1862. He was originally buried "along the west side and in cemetery at Frederick [Maryland]". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as M.S. Mark. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may still be there.

Birth

c. 1836; Anson County, NC

Death

10/09/1862 Frederick, 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 4827]

2   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 19295]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #535  [AotW citation 19296]