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Confederate (CSV)


John E. Patterson

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 27 year old farmer on his parent's place at Snow Creek near Statesville in Iredell County, NC. He was conscripted and enlisted at Statesville, NC as a Private in Company D, 7th North Carolina Infantry on 3 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot in his back in action at Harpers Ferry, VA on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to CS General Hospital #18 in Richmond, VA on 28 September and furloughed home on 18 October 1862. He died at home in Statesville of his wounds. His father John L. filed for his final pay on 8 September 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Roster,1 as J.E. Patterson, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his birth date calculated from his age of 29 years, 10 months, and 7 days at death. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


01/10/1833 in NC


11/17/1862; Statesville, NC; burial in Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Statesville, NC


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 18340]

2   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 30261]