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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph A. Piner

(1830 - 1913)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in New Hanover County, NC and mustered as Private, Company K, 3rd North Carolina Infantry on 28 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 18 (or 17) September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was captured in action at Mine Run, VA about 1 December 1863 and held at the Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC until transferred to Point Lookout, MD on 3 February 1864. He was paroled 18 September 1864 and exchanged to return to duty on 22 September at Varina, VA with no further military record found.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems databse. His wounding at Sharpsburg from his pension application, online from the North Carolina State Library. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to GGGrandson David Elmore for pointing us to Private Piner and for digging out his pension and other details.




10/30/1913; burial in Powers Cemetery, Willard, NC


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 20689]