(c. 1843 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
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
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]