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Confederate (CSV)


William Frank Plummer

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 20 year old farmer in Rowan County, he enlisted as a Private in Company D, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 3 June 1861 at Rowan Mills. He was wounded by a gunshot to his left arm in May 1862 and was in a Richmond, VA hospital until furloughed for 30 days on 5 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured at Fredrick, MD on 12 September 1862, probably left behind, sick.

The rest of the War

He was briefly at US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD then was a prisoner at Fort Delaware by about 15 September, paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October. He was admitted to the Winder Hospital in Richmond, VA on 17 October with dysentery and died there on 30 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


10/30/1862; Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


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 27518]

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 27519]