(c. 1845 - ?)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Giving his age as 18, from Beaufort County, he enlisted as a Private in Company E of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 3 June 1861 at Washington, NC. He was the 8th man to carry the colors at Seven Pines, VA in June 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Corporal on June 1863 but was wounded again, probably by a gunshot at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863, and was admitted to the CS Army General Hospital in Charlottesville, VA on 22 July. He was sent on to hospitals Lynchburg, VA and then Richmond, VA by the end of 1863.
After the War
By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a carpenter in Pamlico County, NC. He was appointed Postmaster at Alliance in Pamlico County in October 1900 and served to at least 1903.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880 and 1900.
He married Martha Ballance (1844-) and they had 3 children between 1869 and 1883. He married again, Elizabeth A Rice (1842-1911) in August 1885 and they had a son Vernon.
c. 1845; Pamlico 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 27580]
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 27581]