(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 19 year old printer in Cumberland County, he enlisted there on 6 June 1861 as Musician, Company C, 3rd North Carolina Infantry. He was reduced to Private in May 1862.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He died of his wounds in a US field hospital, probably on the Line Farm near Sharpsburg on 29 September 1862.
After the War
He was originally buried "west of George Line's house in his new ground along side of an old white oak tree near his pond" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
c. 1842; Cumberland County, NC
09/29/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in 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 4888]
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 25930]