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L.C. Latham

L.C. Latham

Confederate (CSV)


Louis Charles Latham

(1840 - 1895)

Home State: North Carolina

Education: U of North Carolina (1859), Harvard Law

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 20, from Washington County, he was commissioned Captain, Company G, First North Carolina Infantry on 16 May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was appointed Major of the regiment on 14 December 1863 and was wounded again, in action in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. He was hospitalized in Richmond, VA and then detailed to North Carolina in August 1864. He was absent in December 1864 while a member of the State Legislature, but was with his regiment at the surrender at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He completed his study of the law, was admitted to the bar in 1868, and started a practice in Plymouth, NC. He was a state Senator in 1870 and elected to two terms in the US House of Representatives: 1881-83, 1887-89. He then practiced in Greenville, NC. He died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore at age 55.

References & notes

Service and other details from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal information from his Congressional biography.2 His gravesite is on FIndagrave. His picture from a photograph at the Washington County Historical Society, online from the Museum of the Albemarle.




10/16/1895; Baltimore, MD; burial in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Greenville, 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 19091]

2   US Congress, Congressional Biographical Directory, Published c. 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>, Source page: /scripts/  [AotW citation 19092]