(c. 1848 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 14 year old laborer in Duplin County, he enlisted there on 7 February 1862 as Private, Company B, 3rd North Carolina Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September and captured.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds on 1 October 1862, probably in a US field hospital on the Line Farm near the battlefield.
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 and north of the road leading to his house" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg and was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
c. 1848; Sampson County, NC
10/01/1862; 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 4974]
2 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 87 [AotW citation 5983]
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- [AotW citation 25942]