(1839 - 1926)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 23 year old laborer in Guilford County, he was conscripted as Private, Company A, 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 absent due to his wounds to December 1862 and afterward sick with smallpox in hospitals in Richmond, VA to April 1863. On 4 May he transferred to the General Hospital in Danville, VA and was sent to "private quarters" on 15 June. He was discharged for disability due to heart disease on 14 September 1863 at Danville.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer at Bruce in Guilford County, NC.
References & notes
His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Julia Calhoun (1830-1904) in December 1858 and they had at least 5 children. Julia probably also had a child, Mary (b. 1851), from a previous relationship.
01/08/1839; Guilford County, NC
04/08/1926; Guilford County, NC; burial in Hopewell Wesleyan Church Cemetery, Summerfield, NC