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Confederate (CSV)


James Franklin Rudy Clapp

(1838 - 1924)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 24, from Guilford County, he enlisted as Private, Company H, First North Carolina Infantry on 15 July 1862 in Guilford.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal on 3 May 1863. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864, was a prisoner at Point Lookout, then transferred to Elmira, NY on 6 August. He was released on 12 June 1865.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer in Guilford County, NC.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1880-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Stewart (1837-1918) in May 1859 and they had at least 9 and as many as 12 children.


11/08/1838; Guilford County, NC


06/27/1924; Greene Township, Guilford County, NC; burial in Brick Reformed United Church of Christ Cemetery, Guilford County, 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 26283]