(1845 - 1904)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
In 1860 he was a 15 year old son of a blacksmith in Iredell County, NC. On 1 March 1862, giving his age as 18, he enlisted as a Private in Company H of the 4th North Carolina Infantry at Williamsburg, NC.
On the Campaign
He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was briefly a prisoner at Fort Delaware until sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October for exchange. He was formally exchanged on 10 November. He was wounded by a gunshot to his right thigh at Cold Harbor, VA on 30 May 1864 and was in hospitals in Richmond, VA to 25 July where he also suffered with gangrene, then furloughed for 60 days to Union Grove, NC. There is no later military record in his file.
After the War
By 1870 he was a farmer next-door to his in-laws at Union Grove, Iredell County, NC. In 1880 he was farming at New Castle in Wilkes County, NC and by 1900 he was a farmer in Chambersburg Township, Iredell County.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2. Personal details (and a fine postwar photograph) from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Martha Elizabeth Stack (1848-1927) in October 1866 and they had 9 children.
09/08/1845; Iredell County, NC
01/30/1904; Oak Forest, NC; burial in New Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Statesville, 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 27610]
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 27611]