George H. Draughon(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 30th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Sampson County, he enlisted in Company A, 30th North Carolina Infantry on 27 September 1861.
The remainder of the War:
He died in Clinton, NC on 26 December 1862 at age 20 ...
Having encountered the dangers and toils of the battles of Mechanicsville, Coal [sic[ Harbor and Malvern Hill, around Richmond, the toilsome march from Richmond to Maryland, and there undergoing the labor and hardships of a soldier’s life in the battles of South Mountain and Sharpsburg, with[out] a single blemish to his person or character, he has at last fallen a victim to disease so usually contracted in camp, and now sleeps in his quiet grave.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service information from Moore1, who lists him as George H. Draughan. The quote above from his death notice in the Fayetteville Observer of 26 January 1863, transcribed by Myrtle Bridges on NC GenWeb.
Death Date: 12/26/1862 Death Place: Clinton, NC
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. 2, pg. 504 [AotW citation 10037]
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