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Confederate (CSV)


Major Franklin Williamson

(1844 - 1909)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Beaufort County, age 17, he enlisted as a Private in Company E of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 3 June 1861 at Washington, NC. He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant in November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 19 November 1862 to date from 17 September. He was wounded in the neck and spinal cord causing "paralysis of his left and partial paralysis of his right arm" at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He resigned his commission on 28 October (accepted 11 November) 1863 based on a Surgeon's Certificate of Disability of 27 October.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer in Richland Township, Beaufort County, NC. In 1900 he was a merchant there.

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. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah P. Ross (1839-1927) and they had 2 children born in 1879 and 1880/81.


10/09/1844; Winston, NC


03/25/1909; burial in Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Edward, 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 27589]

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 27590]