Virginius Copeland(c. 1841 - 1863)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Northampton County, he was a student at the University of North Carolina, Class of 1863. He enlisted in Company A, 15th NC Infantry on 10 June 1861 as Private.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on South Mountain at Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He transferred to Company H of the 2nd NC Cavalry (19th Regiment NC State Troops) on 3 July 1863. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 1 April 1863, and promoted First Lieutenant on 29 November 1863. He was wounded on that date during the Mine Run Campaign, and hospitalized in Charlottesville, VA. He died there of wounds on 6 December 1863, age 22.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information for the 15th Infantry from Moore1. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through Moore and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW. His cavalry service from The 2nd North Carolina Cavalry (Roger H. Harrell, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Co., 2004, pg. 400).
College: U of North Carolina
Death Date: 12/06/1863 Death Place: Charlottesville, VA
1 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, pp. 546 - 550 [AotW citation 7510]
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