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Confederate (CSV)


Carmi D. Murdock

(1836 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 24, from Iredell County, he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 12 July 1861 and was promoted to Corporal on 18 July.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot through his left hip in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and captured there the next day.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the US 6th Army Corps field hospital in Burkittsville, MD then admitted to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 18 November. He was sent on to Baltimore, MD on 28 November 1862 and exchanged at City Point, VA on 4 December 1862. He was in a Petersburg, VA hospital on the 5th and furloughed home on 19 December 1862. He was a Sergeant by June 1863, but was in hospitals and again on furlough until September 1863, when he was returned to duty by a medical examining board. He was with his Company to at least April 1864, the last record in his file.

After the War

His first two children were born in Mississippi in 1866 and 1867, but by 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a wagon maker at Hillsboro in Montgomery County, Illinois.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870 and 1880.

He married Margaret McNeely (1844-) and they had 7 children between 1866 and 1882.


1836; Iredell County, NC


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27509]

2   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 27510]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.412  [AotW citation 27511]