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Confederate (CSV)


Elkanah Whisnant

(1838 - 1885)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 49th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Rutherford County, he enlisted as Private in Company A on 10 March 1862. Promoted to Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal on 1 November 1862 and Sergeant 1 October 1863. Deserted to the enemy on 8 March 1865 and was imprisoned in Washington, DC on the 10th. Released on Oath, date unknown.

After the War

Possibly died in Clover, SC.

References & notes

Basic information from Moore1. Further detail from North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster, Vol. XII, and from family genealogists.


1/25/1838; Rutherford, 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. III, pp. 395 - 398  [AotW citation 12295]