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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Elbert Womack

(c. 1816 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 46 year old farmer in Chatham County, he enlisted on 4 March 1862 and mustered as Private, Company G, 48th North Carolina Infantry on 17 April.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to the hip in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield then admitted to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 10 October. He died there of wounds on 14 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried "along the west side and in [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick [Maryland]" and was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as Albert. His service from the Roster.2 Wound and hospital details from Otis,3 as Private Albert Wormack.

He also has a gravestone at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD.

Birth

c. 1816; Chatham County, NC

Death

10/14/1862 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 5035]

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 23351]

3   Otis, George Alexander, A Report on Excisions of the Head of the Femur for Gunshot Injury, Washington: US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, 1869, pg. 89  [AotW citation 23352]