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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Noah Rhyne

(1842 - 1925)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was an 18 year old carpenter's son and lived with his parents and siblings in the Williamsburg District, Iredell County, NC. He enlisted as a Private in Company H of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 1 March 1862 at Williamsburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a Richmond, VA hospital on 26 September. By February 1863 he was listed as disabled for field duty and was detailed as nurse and guard at the Winder Hospital in Richmond, VA. He transferred to the Stuart Hospital in June 1864 and was there to at least December 1864, then back at Winder Hospital through February 1865. He signed a parole at Statesville, NC on 28 May 1865.

After the War

By 1870 he was working on his father's farm at Olin, Iredell County, NC, but was working his own place there by 1880 and to at least 1900. In 1920 he was 77 years old and working in a cotton mill in Alexander County, NC.

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 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Eliza J. Weisner (1850-1943) in 1870 and they had 10 children.


11/09/1842 in NC


11/03/1925; Iredell County, NC; burial in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery, Statesville, NC


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Former Confederate Soldiers who Served in the 1st Through 6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiments, 1864-1866, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27584]

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 27585]