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Confederate (CSV)


William Wesley Underwood

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 28 year old farmer in Guilford County, he enlisted there as Private, Company B, 27th North Carolina Infantry on 28 February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the foot in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg and was captured.

The rest of the War

He died of his wound on 29 September 1862, probably in a field hospital near the battlefield.

References & notes

Service information from Wilson1 and the Roster.2 He's on a Roll of Honor published in the Fayetteville News of 5 June 1866, as Wesley Underwood. Personal details from family genealogists.

He married Elizabeth Anna Wright (b. 1828) in August 1853 and they had a daughter Jane (b. 1858).


c. 1834; Guilford County, NC


09/29/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9837]

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 25817]