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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas W. Stephenson

(c. 1842 - 1864)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 19, from Iredell County, he enlisted as 5th Sergeant, Company C, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 7 June 1861 in Iredell County. He was promoted to First (Orderly) Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The next day the brigade was commanded by Major Collins, Colonel Bennett having been disabled. The Fourth Regiment was commanded by Orderly Sergeant Thomas W. Stephenson, of Company C. General Hill had the brigade formed, and made a little speech to them, calling them "the faithful few," warmly commending their courage and fortitude during the fearful conflict of the day before.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant to date from 11 August 1862 (and may have actually been a Lieutenant at Sharpsburg) and was promoted to First Lieutenant on 3 May 1863. He was mortally wounded at Winchester, VA on 19 September 1864 and died the next day.

References & notes

Service from Moore1 and the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. The quote above from E.A. Osborne in Regiments and Battalions.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


09/20/1864; Winchester, VA; burial in Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, 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. 129  [AotW citation 21470]

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 21471]

3   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, pg. 249  [AotW citation 21472]