site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Confederate (CSV)


Lafayette Merritt

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in Orange County, he enlisted at age 20 in Company G on 18 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 27 September 1862 and returned to his Company on 18 April 1863. He was on furlough from 12 May 1863 to 2 February 1864, with no further record.

After the War

He married Lucy Purefoy on 16 May 1865 in Orange County.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. Service data from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database and the Roster2.


c. 1841


1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9973]

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-, Vol. VIII  [AotW citation 10030]