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F.H. Weaver

F.H. Weaver

Confederate (CSV)


Franklin Harrison Weaver


(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old student in Iredell County, he initially enlisted as Sergeant in June 1861 and was was commissioned 3rd Lieutenant, Company H, 4th North Carolina Infantry in July or August. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was the last standing officer of the regiment in the Sunken Road at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and was killed there while leading the few survivors and waving the colors.

References & notes

Service information from Moore's Roster1, Clark2, and his Compiled Service Records,3 via fold3. His picture from a photograph posted online by family genealogists. There is a lovely copy in Greg Mast and Fred D. Taylor's Tar Heel Faces collection, contributed by Paul Weaver.


c. 1840


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


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. 145  [AotW citation 1047]

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. 1, pp. 247, 272  [AotW citation 1048]

3   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27487]