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Confederate (CSV)


David Cornelius Woodruff

(1833 - 1899)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old farm worker at Wilkesboro, he enlisted as 2nd Corporal, Company B, First North Carolina Infantry on 31 May 1861 in Raleigh. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant by April 1862 and 4th Sergeant by June.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was back with his Company by April 1863 but was wounded again, in the neck at Chancellorsville on 3 May 1863 and in the hip and arm at Payne's Farm (Mine Run), VA on 27 November 1863. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD. He was transferred to Elmira, NY on 3 (or 6) August 1864 and released on 21 June 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer in Rock Creek Township, Wilkes 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 for 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Susan J Walker (1849-1875) in January 1868 and they had 3 children. He married again, Sarah Ann Pardue (1853-1922) and they had 5 more between 1877 and 1892.


02/14/1833; Surry County, NC


12/10/1899; Wilkes County, NC; burial in Liberty Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, North 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 26347]