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Confederate (CSV)


Duncan Elizabeth McNair

(1831 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Education: University of North Carolina, Class of 1855

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old civil engineer on the Wilmington and Rutherford Railroad, he enlisted on 22 April 1861 in Anson County as First Sergeant of Company C, 14th North Carolina Infantry. On 18 October 1861 he transferred as First Lieutenant to Company H, 3rd North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 Personal details from family genealogists and an announcement in the Raleigh Weekly Standard of 1 October 1862.

He married Mary E. "Mollie" Ramsey (d. 1887) in Raleigh in January 1860.


12/11/1831; Robeson County, NC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   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 25897]