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Confederate (CSV)


William Allison Beaver

(1840 - 1899)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Rowan County, listed at age 25 (he was 21), he enlisted as a Private in Company B of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 6 July 1861 at China Grove, NC.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was briefly at Fort Delaware and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October 1862 for exchange. He was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was arrested, charge and outcome not given, on 12 May 1863 and returned to his Company on 1 January 1864. He was captured again, at Fisher's Hill, VA on 22 September 1864 and a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD until he took an oath of allegiance and was released on 23 June 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer in Litaker Township, Rowan County, NC, but moved to Arkansas and was a member of the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) camp at Austin, Lonoke County, AR at his death in 1899.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1870 and 1880, and the Confederate Veteran;3 his name also seen as Allison Beaver. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Catharine Cauble (1829-1879) in January 1858 and they had 3 or 4 children by 1867; Rowan County records have at least 3 marriages for a Catherine Cauble from 1849-51, so she may be mis-identified here. He married again, the widow Laura Ann Sophia Beaver Beard (relative?, 1849-1939) in February 1880 and they had 6 more children.


04/26/1840; Rowan County, NC


10/21/1899; Arkadelphia, AR; burial in Wilson Cemetery, Clark County, AR


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 27595]

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 27596]

3   United Confederate Veterans, and United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans, Confederate Veteran Magazine (1893-1932), 1893-01-00, Vol. 14 (1906), No. 1, pg. 37  [AotW citation 27597]