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Confederate (CSV)


William J. Faucett

(c. 1836 - 1913)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 26, from Alamance County, he enlisted as Private, Company E, First North Carolina Infantry on 15 July 1862 in Wake County.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He went absent without leave from a Richmond Hospital in June 1863 but returned to his Company in January 1864. 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 3 July 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has his birth year as 1840. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of this quote, of unknown provenance:

Mr. Faucett was killed by lightening as he put a key into his front door on Davie St. in Greensboro. He was originally from Mebane, and had lived in Greensboro for only 8 months at the time. He had a wife who had preceded him in death, but had no children.

He married Susan Mayhan (b. 1851) in December 1875.


c. 1836; Alamance County, NC


06/1913; Greensboro, NC; burial in Long's Chapel United Church of Christ Cemetery, Burlington, 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 26295]