(c. 1844 - 1863)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 18, from Iredell County, he enlisted as a Private in Company H, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 1 March 1862 in Iredell County. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was held at Fort Delaware and sent to sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October and exchanged there on 10 November 1862. He was First (Orderly) Sergeant and at least briefly in command of his Company by December 1862. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant to date from 16 April 1863, but was killed at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. He was buried on the field.
After the War
His father Joseph filed a claim for his final pay in November 1863.
References & notes
07/01/1863; Gettysburg, PA
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, pg. 145, 148 [AotW citation 21456]
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 21457]
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 27486]