(1829 - 1924)
Home State: North Carolina
Education: University of North Carolina, Class of 1854
Branch of Service: Infantry
A graduate of the University of North Carolina from New Hanover County, he enlisted 11 June 1861 as Sergeant Major of Company C, 1st North Carolina Infantry. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 1 October 1861, and First Lieutenant, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was promoted to Captain on 15 September 1862, and was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The rest of the War
He was wounded again, in action at Spotsylvania Court House, VA in May 1864, was back with his unit by the end of the month, and was in command as senior officer present with the depleted Regiment for much of the rest of that year. He surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865; his Regiment surrendered 10 officers and 61 enlisted, Company C had six men present.
After the War
He returned home to North Carolina and was a farmer and storekeeper. He moved to Decatur, GA in 1900 on the recommendation of his friend John B. Gordon.
References & notes
11/24/1829; near Turkey, Sampson County, NC
09/12/1924; Decatur, GA; burial in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, GA