(1840 - 1915)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
In 1860 he was a 19 year old farmer on his father's place near Salisbury in Rowan County, NC. He enlisted as a Private in Company C of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 7 June 1861 in Statesville.
On the Campaign
He was captured at Boonsboro, MD on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware by about 22 September, paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October, and was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was captured at Petersburg, VA on 3 April 1865 and held on Hart's Island in New York Harbor to 8 June 1865, when he took an oath of allegiance and was released.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer in Morgan Township, Rowan County.
References & notes
03/03/1840; Rowan County, NC
01/14/1915; Rowan County, NC; burial in Saint Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, 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 27557]
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 27558]