Arthur W. Speight(1841 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Greene County, he enlisted 16 May 1861 as 2nd Sergeant, Company A, 3rd North Carolina Infantry. Promoted Fist Sergeant on 28 February 1862, and 3rd Lieutenant 6 August.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 - his right leg "cut off" by an exploding shell.
The remainder of the War:
Originally buried "in Capt. David Smith's Orchard northeast corner" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. His sword was buried with him on the Smith farm per Shade Wooten, Jr, brother in law. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1 - who has him as Lt. Arthur W. Spraight. Service details from Moore2, and North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster (Volume 3, North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission). His temporary wooden headboard is in the Museum at the Antietam National Battlefield.
|Birth Date: 05/02/1841 Place of Birth: Greene County, NC |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: 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 4975]
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. 81 [AotW citation 6946]
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