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Confederate (CSV)


William R. Summers

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 21 year old farmer in Iredell County, NC and he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 42nd North Carolina Volunteers on 15 April 1861 at Statesville. His Company became "A" of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 27 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds, probably in a US Army field hospital, on 3 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Roster,1 via the Historical Data Systems database, and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1840; Iredell County, NC


10/03/1862; 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 27469]

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 27470]