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Confederate (CSV)


Absalom W. Wyrick

(c. 1832 - 1865)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 30 year old farmer at Lewisboro 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 in hospitals in Richmond and Danville, VA and returned to his Company on 12 December 1862. He was wounded again, at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and at Payne's Farm (Mine Run), VA on 27 November 1863. He was captured at Mechanicsville, VA on 30 May (or 1 June) 1864 and a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD. He died there of disease on 30 March 1865.

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. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Deborah Jane Waggoner (b. 1839) in December 1856 and they had 3 children.


c. 1832


03/30/1865; Point Lookout, MD; burial in Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery, Scotland, MD


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 26349]