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Confederate (CSV)


Archibald B. Dowdy

(1840 - 1914)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 20 year old farmer on his father's place in Moore County, he enlisted on 12 September 1861 at Carthage, and was mustered as Private, Company C, 35th North Carolina Infantry on 6 November near Raleigh.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured.

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated, probably at a field hospital near the battlefield. He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 22 October and sent to Baltimore on 8 November. He was exchanged at City Point, VA on 21 November and was discharged for disability from wounds on 29 November 1862.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer at Carthage in Moore County, NC.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Record, online via fold3. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Jennett J Cockman (1853-1905) in about 1870 and they had 3 sons.


12/30/1840; Poplar Branch, Currituck County, NC


05/25/1914; Carthage, NC; burial in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Carthage, 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 26111]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.197  [AotW citation 26112]