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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph W. Peden

(1841 - 1884)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 19, from Wilkes County, he enlisted as First Corporal, Company B, First North Carolina Infantry on 31 May 1861 in Raleigh and was promoted to 3rd Sergeant by August. He was 2nd Sergeant by the end of 1861 and was appointed First Sergeant on 25 April 1862. He was captured in a skirmish near Richmond, VA on 15 June 1862 and held at Fort Delaware until exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 5 August. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 1 September 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA then furloughed home to Wilkesboro on 19 October. He was listed as absent due to his wound through the end of 1864. By 25 February 1865 he'd been classified as totally disabled for field service and retired.

After the War

He was living in Wilkes County in 1870.

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 for 1860 and 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/11/1841; Wilkes County, NC


01/05/1884; Morganton, NC; burial in Old Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Wilkesboro, 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 26328]