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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Wilbern Russell

(c. 1836 - 1863)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company I, 5th North Carolina Infantry on 14 July 1862.

The rest of the War

After a short stay in the army he was sent home on a sick furlough; after resting a while he returned to camp and participated in the battles of Sharpsburg, Boonsboro, and Chancellorsville, at which time he was stricken down with disease and taken to the hospital in Richmond where he remained a few weeks and obtained a furlough and returned home. After lingering 2 months and 11 days he peacefully yielded himself into the hand of his Saviour.

References & notes

Basic service information from Moore1, who has him as Wilborn Russell. Details and the quote above from his death notice in the Fayetteville Observer of 29 February 1864, transcribed by Myrtle Bridges on NC GenWeb.

Birth

c. 1836

Death

09/26/1863 Randolph County, NC

Notes

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. 1, pg. 191  [AotW citation 10045]