(c. 1822 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
About age 40, from Duplin County, he enlisted there on 7 March 1862 as Private, Company B, 3rd North Carolina Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 22 October 1862 but died there of his wounds on 19 November 1862.
After the War
He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and may have been reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
Burial information from Pruett1 (who has his last name as Thigson), with service detail from Moore2 and the newer Roster.3 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.4 Personal details from family genealogists. His stones at Mt. Olivet are on Findagrave.
He married Nancy Hall (1826-1896) about 1845 and they had 9 children between 1846 and 1861.
He was one of at least 5 Thigpens in Company B, 4 of whom died during the war.
c. 1822; Duplin County, NC
11/19/1862; Frederick, 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 5004]
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. 88 [AotW citation 5984]
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 25936]
4 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 #5.285 [AotW citation 25937]