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Confederate (CSV)


Peter Washington May

(c. 1827 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 35 year old farmer in Guilford County, he was conscripted as Private, Company H, First North Carolina Infantry on 8 March 1862 in Guilford.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds and typhoid fever in CS Army General Hospital #22 in Richmond, VA on 19 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3, which also have him as killed outright at Sharpsburg. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Thankful Abigail Summers (later Permar, b. 1833) in December 1859. They had a son Simeon Sherron May (b.1860) who died after a year and three months.


c. 1827; Rock Creek Township, Guilford County, NC


10/19/1862; Richmond, VA; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


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 26319]