(c. 1838 - 1863)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 23, from Iredell County, he enlisted as 3rd Sergeant, Company C, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 7 June 1861 at Statesville. He was detailed as a "policeman" from December 1861 to February 1862, place not given.
On the Campaign
He was with his Company in Maryland and was cited by General D.H. Hill for his conduct at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:
Sergts. John Troutman and J. W. Shinn ... of this [4th North Carolina] regiment, were greatly distinguished for their courage.
The rest of the War
He was wounded at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862, his "left foot bruised by a shell," and died at home in Iredell County, NC on 6 February 1863.
References & notes
02/06/1863; Iredell 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, pg. 129 [AotW citation 21462]
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 21463]
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 27475]