Daniel Harvey Christie(1833 - 1863)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 23rd North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Raised in Loudoun County, Virginia, he had been a teacher and merchant in Norfolk before establishing a military school in 1857 in Henderson, NC. He was appointed Major of the 23rd Infantry on 10 June 1861, and was elected Colonel on 10 May 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He led the regiment at Fox's Gap on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September. He was briefly in command of Anderson's North Carolina Brigade on the 18th1.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action at Gettysburg on 1 July 1863, and died 17 July at Winchester, Virginia.
References, Sources, and other notes:
The photo above is from Clark1. Service history from Moore's Roster2, with further biographical detail from Colonels3.
|Birth Date: 03/28/1833 Place of Birth: Frederick County, VA |
Death Date: 07/17/1863 Death Place: Winchester, VA Burial Place: Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA
1 Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 2, pg. 181 [AotW citation 985]
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. 2, pg. 252 [AotW citation 986]
3 Allardice, Bruce S., Confederate Colonels, Columbia (Mo): University of Missouri Press, 2008, pg. 97 [AotW citation 987]
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