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Confederate (CSV)


Whitmel A. Johnston

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old farmer in Warren County, he mustered as Private, Company A, 14th North Carolina Infantry on 30 March 1861 in Warren County. He was promoted to Sergeant on 25 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action in the Sunken Road at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862: his musket had misfired and when he raised up slightly to clear the jammed barrel, he was shot through the head.

References & notes

Service from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. Battle detail from Robert K. Krick in Gallagher's Antietam.2


c. 1843


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 19207]

2   Gallagher, Gary W., Editor, The Antietam Campaign, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999, pg. 234  [AotW citation 19208]