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G.F. Whitfield
G.F. Whitfield

Confederate (CSV)


George Franklin Whitfield

(1830 - 1870)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was commissioned Captain of the North Carolina Guards on 17 April 1861; they later became Company C, 27th North Carolina Infantry.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was present in command of Company C at Sharpsburg.

The remainder of the War:
He was appointed Major on 1 November and Lieutenant Colonel on 5 December 1862. He was wounded in action on 3 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA and promoted to Colonel to date from 11 January 1865.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Wilson1. Some detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. His picture from Clark2. Service dates from the Roster3, with further information from family genealogists.

Place of Birth: Wayne County, NC    
Death Place: La Grange, NC    


1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9848]

2   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. 425  [AotW citation 9987]

3   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 18 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VIII  [AotW citation 10067]

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