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Confederate (CSV)


Charles S. Harris

(c. 1838 - ?)

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 of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 24 February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured on South Mountain in Maryland on 15 September 1862 - the day following the regiment's fight at Fox's Gap.

The rest of the War

He was briefly at US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD then sent on to Fort Delaware on 18 September. He was paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October and was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 19 October and furloughed on the 22nd. He was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was "wounded in battle" date place not given, and was detailed to the Signal Corps from June through September 1863. He was with his Company to at least April 1864, the last record in his file.

References & notes

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

His service records are co-mingled and readily confused with those of Charles Stanhope Harris (1827-1925) of Cabarrus County, graduate of the GA Military Institute, Sergeant in the 10th NC Volunteers/20th NC Infantry '61-'62, later Sergeant, CS Signal Corps, and probably Captain and AQM, CSA by war's end.


c. 1838


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 27555]

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 27556]