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Confederate (CSV)


William D. Hawley

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old farmer in New Hanover County, he enlisted as Private, Company C, First North Carolina Infantry on 11 June 1861 at Lillington, NC.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his right leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and captured.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on about 27 September 1862 and sent to Fort McHenry. He was transferred to Fortress Monroe, VA on 13 October for exchange and was admitted to a hospital in Richmond on the 23rd. He was furloughed home on 10 November and later listed as "unfitted for duty." He was in a hospital, sick, in Wilmington, NC in February 1864, and again May - August and September - October, then furloughed home again, for 60 days, in November.

The medical board which examined him on 2 November 1864 noted his Sharpsburg wound was still unhealed and the bullet was still embedded in his tibia (shin bone). He was certified disabled for active duty in February 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3, also as William D. Holly and W.D. Holley.


c. 1840; New Hanover 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 26304]