(1842 - 1920)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He was a student in Wilson, NC at outbreak of the War and volunteered for service, serving in the garrison at Fort Macon for two months. He enlisted as a Private in the 9th North Carolina Infantry - and mustered for Confederate service on 28 June 1861 at New Bern, NC, when they became Company F, 4th North Carolina Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was with his Company on the Maryland Campaign of 1862. On about 11 September ...
When we were passing through Frederick City some of the folks laughed at and made fun of our clothes. Said we didn't put on our Sunday clothes for a hog killing.He was afterward in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on the 14th, at Sharpsburg on the 17th, and at Boteler's Ford near Shepherdstown, VA on the 20th.
The rest of the War
In August and September 1863 he was detailed as a pioneer. He served to the end of the war, and was at Lynchburg, VA when the Army of Northern Virginia was surrendered on 9 April 1865.
After the War
By 1870 he was a farmer at Liberty Township in Nash County, NC. He farmed at Stony Creek Township from before 1880 to at least 1910. In 1920 he was retired and a lodger with his wife at the Hester farm in Stony Creek.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3. His presence the Campaign from his own Reminiscences; typescript available online from the North Carolina Digital Collections at the State Library, source also of his quote above. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Margarette E Ellen (1849-1920) in November 1867 in Nash County and they had 7 children. She died in April 1920, about 5 months before him.
09/07/1842; Edgecombe County, near Battleboro, NC
09/15/1920; Rocky Mount, NC; burial in Ellen Family Cemetery, Dortches, NC