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Confederate (CSV)


Seth Walton

(1832 - 1912)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 29 year old fisherman on Middle Sound, New Hanover County, he enlisted there and mustered as Private, Company E, First North Carolina Infantry on 30 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was left behind, sick, and was captured at Frederick, MD on 12 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was briefly in Washington, DC and at Point Lookout, MD until paroled on 24 September. He was captured again, at Fredericksburg, VA on 3 May 1863, but exchanged almost immediately at City Point, VA. He was captured for the third time at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1862 and held in the prison at Elmira, NY by August. He was released after taking the oath of allegiance on 30 June 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has his birth year as 1834, and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Edie Pettit (b. 1840) in February 1860 and they had a daughter Mary Eliza (b. 1860). He married again, Sarah Francis Patten (1854-1950) in December 1878 and they had at least 4 children.


06/18/1832; New Hanover County, NC


12/12/1912; Masonboro, NC; burial in Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery, Masonboro, NC


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 26014]