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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Andrew W. Poarch

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Born in Virginia, he grew up on a farm in Gordon County, GA and enlisted at about age 19 as a Private in Company F, 4th Georgia Infantry on 10 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was left behind, sick, in Frederick, MD on 9 September 1862 and was captured there.

The rest of the War

He died on 11 (or 15) October 1862 in Frederick, MD of tuberculosis. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from the Mt. Olivet burial list,1 as A.W. Pondrick and from Pruitt,2 as A.W. Ponrick. His service from Henderson's Roster 3 via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1850 and 1860. His Mt. Olivet memorials are on Findagrave, also as Pondrick/Ponrick.

Birth

c. 1843 in VA

Death

10/11/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Farino, Greg, and J. Ronald Pearcey, superintendent, Confederate Soldiers buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 5130]

2   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4910]