(c. 1840 - 1863)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 21, from Wilson County, he enlisted as 2nd Sergeant, Company F, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 28 June 1861 in New Bern. He was promoted to First Sergeant by the end of 1861 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 31 May (or 10 June) 1862.
On the Campaign
He was with his Company and probably wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:
All the officers of this noble regiment [the 4th North Carolina] present at Sharpsburg were killed or wounded. Their names deserve to be preserved ... Lieutenants Stansill, Cotton, Allen, Parker, Brown, Weaver, Crawford, and Bonner ...
The rest of the War
He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 21 February (or 9 March) 1863 but was killed at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.
References & notes
05/03/1863; Chancellorsville, VA
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. 139 [AotW citation 21458]
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 21459]
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 27484]