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Confederate (CSV)


William J. Merry

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 24, from Beaufort County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 31 May 1861 in Washington, NC. He was sick in Chimborazo Hospital #2 in Richmond, VA with febris thyphoides from 25 April to 8 August 1862, then returned to duty.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

His service and other details from the Roster,1 via the Historical Data Systems database, and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3.


c. 1837


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


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 19132]

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 27480]