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Confederate (CSV)


Ashley Swaim

(c. 1835 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 27, from 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 by a gunshot to his right hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was absent, wounded and sick, to 18 August 1863 and was deemed disabled and detailed on light duty with the Provost Guard at Gordonsville (VA?) from February to at least October 1864. He was back in a Richmond hospital around Christmas 1864 and his right forefinger was amputated, apparently due to complications from his Sharpsburg wound. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3, also as Ashley Swaime, Ashley Swain, and A. Swim. His Appomattox parole is from the US Park Service List.


c. 1835


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 26338]