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Confederate (CSV)


Richard M. Osborne

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, from Iredell County, he enlisted as a Private in Company A of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 5 June 1861 at Statesville, NC. He "distinguished himself in battle at Seven Pines [on] May 31, 1862."

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA by 24 September 1862. He was listed as a deserter from 1 May 1863 with no later military record.

References & notes

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


c. 1840


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 27582]

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 27583]