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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Richard W. Singletary

(1837 - 1892)

Home State: North Carolina

Education: University of North Carolina, Class of 1858

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A resident of Pitt County, he was commissioned Captain, Company H, 27th North Carolina on 28 September 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 16 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned on account of wounds in October 1862, but re-entered service and was commissioned Captain, Company H, 44th North Carolina Infantry on 15 January 1863 and fought until wounded again at Spottsylvania Courthouse, VA on 10 May 1864. He resigned 23 December 1863.

After the War

In 1868 he moved to Wilson and was editor of the Plain Dealer. In 1876 he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. Some detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Personal information from John H. Wheeler's Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians (1884). Service dates from Moore2.


02/10/1837; Beaufort County, NC


07/21/1892; Conant, FL; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Kissimee, FL


1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9809]

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, pp. 407, 424; Vol. 3, pg. 249  [AotW citation 9913]