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Confederate (CSV)


John C. Royal

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Battalion Sharpshooters

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Corporal, Company B, 21st North Carolina Infantry on 12 May 1861 in Yadkin County. On 26 April 1862 he transferred to Company A, 1st Battalion North Carolina Sharpshooters as Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the face in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US hospital in Frederick, MD where the ball was still lodged in his face and his ear was "destroyed". He was paroled 27 September and transferred to a hospital in Baltimore on 8 November. He was released, date not given, and discharged for disability, possibly with loss of eyesight, on 26 December 1862.

References & notes

Service from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2


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 19274]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #778  [AotW citation 19275]