(1841 - 1912)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
In 1860 he was a 19 year old farmer on his father's place near Salisbury in Rowan County, NC. He enlisted as a Private in Company K of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 9 March 1862 at Salisbury.
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 then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October 1862 for exchange. He was furloughed for 15 days on 30 October (or 7 November) and was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was captured again, at Old Church, VA on 30 May 1864 and was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD to 9 July, when he was transferred to the prison at Elmira, NY. He took an oath of allegiance and was released on 11 June 1865.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer in Litaker Township, Rowan 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 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Lundy Josey (1846-1939) in October 1866 and they had 6 children. She applied for a pension as a Confederate soldier's widow in June 1913.
03/19/1841; Rowan County, NC
08/15/1912; Rowan County, NC; burial in Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, 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 27604]
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 27605]