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J.F. Stancill

J.F. Stancill

Confederate (CSV)


Jesse F. Stansill

(1833 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 27, from Rowan County, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 16 May 1861 in Rowan County and was promoted to First Lieutenant on 2 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain of his Company on 10 February 1863 and was wounded again, at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May and at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was appointed Major of the regiment on 31 March 1864, but wounded yet again, by gunshots to his chest and thigh at Snicker's Gap, VA on 18 July 1864. He was on furlough in February 1865, captured and paroled at Salisbury, NC on 19 May, and took the oath of allegiance on 30 May 1865.

After the War

In 1880 he was a farmer at Culver in Ottawa County, KS. By 1900 he was back in Rowan County, farming in Salisbury, NC.

References & notes

Service from Moore,1 the Roster,2 via the Historical Data Systems database, and his Compiled Service Records,3 via fold3. His wounding at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 from General D.H. Hill's Report. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880 and 1900. He's also seen in various records as Jesse F. Stancill, Stancel, Stancil, etc; the most common family spelling is Stansill. His picture from one in Clark.4

He married Clarissa M. Converse (1843-) and they had 6 children between 1871 and 1885, and they adopted David Walter Stansill (1863-1898), Jesse's brother John's son, possibly in 1873 at the death of David's widowed mother. He married again, by 1900, Virginia Caroline Dorton (1850-1928).


01/1833; Rowan County, NC


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pp. 125-126  [AotW citation 21450]

2   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 21451]

3   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27472]

4   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. 1, opposite pg. 229  [AotW citation 21452]