(1842 - 1889)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 19 year old farmer in Gaston County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 23rd North Carolina Infantry on 12 June 1861 in Gaston County. He was promoted to Sergeant on 10 May 1862. He was wounded at Seven Pines, VA on 31 May 1862 and returned to duty about 15 August.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap on on South Mountain where he exhibited "extraordinary coolness and daring."
The rest of the War
He was discharged for disability on 12 March 1863.
References & notes
Service from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database.
01/23/1842; Gaston County, NC
09/22/1889; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Gastonia, NC