(c. 1844 - ?)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 18, from Iredell County, he mustered as Private, Company A, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 5 May 1861 in Iredell County.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. General D.H. Hill wrote of him:
Private J. B. Stinson, of same [4th] regiment, acting as courier to General Anderson, was wounded in three places at Sharpsburg, and there, as on every other battle-field, behaved most nobly.
The rest of the War
He served as a courier for Generals Anderson, Ramseur, and Grimes, and was wounded again, in the thigh, probably at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864. He was surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War
He was living in Wilkesboro, and a Mason in 1867, and was a US Internal Revenue storekeeper and gauger in Wilkes County, NC by 1879.
References & notes
Service and other details from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. The quote above from General Hill's after action Report. His Spotsylvania wound from a casualty list by Chaplain R.B. Anderson published in the Weekly Confederate (Raleigh) of 8 June 1864, online from the Library of Congress. Details from the Proceedings Of The Grand Lodge Of Free And Accepted Masons Of North Carolina (1867) and the Official Register of the United States (1879). His picture from one in Clark.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 21447]
2 Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. IV, opposite pg. 443 [AotW citation 21448]