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Confederate (CSV)


Charles Taylor Duncan

(1838 - 1915)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company D, 37th Virginia Infantry on 10 May 1861 in Estillville, VA. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 15 August 1861 and served on the staff of General Taliaferro, but was not reelected in April 1862 and returned to the ranks. He was promoted to Sergeant on 23 May 1862 and commissioned 3rd Lieutenant on 12 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and sent through Belle Plain, VA and Point Lookout, MD to the prison at Fort Delaware by 23 June 1864. He was released on 16 June 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

After the War

He was a lawyer (1874-), Commonwealth's Attorney for Lee County (1876-80), and County Judge (1885-89), and lived in Jonesville, VA.

References & notes

His service from Rankin1 via the Historical Data Systems database. His Sharpsburg wound detail from a casualty list in the Abingdon Virginian of 3 October 1862 online from the Library of Congress. Post=war details from J.M. Moseley's Gateway to the West (Part 8). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/09/1838; Jonesville, VA


09/29/1915; Gate City, VA; burial in Jonesville Cemetery, Jonesville, VA


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21763]