(1840 - 1926)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
In 1860 he was a 19 year old farmer on his parent's place at Salisbury in Rowan County, NC. He enlisted as a Private in Company K of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 15 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 a prisoner at Fort Delaware until sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October for exchange. He was formally exchanged on 10 November and was home on furlough from 20 November to 22 December 1862. He was promoted to Corporal by June 1864 but was captured again, at Fisher's Hill, VA on 22 September 1864. He was at Harpers Ferry, VA to 1 October, then sent to Point Lookout, MD. He was transferred to Aiken's Landing, VA on 17 March and exchanged at Boulware's Wharf, VA on 19 March 1865.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer in Litaker Township, Rowan County, NC. By 1920 he was living with his middle son Calvin and family and helping to work their farm in Litaker.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, as J.A. Eddleman, mixed in with Jacob A. Eddleman (kia 1862), and the Roster.2. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Mary Levina Sifford ("Sifferd" on their marker; 1841-1913) in April 1866 and they had 3 sons.
12/19/1840; Rowan County, NC
05/27/1926; Rowan County, NC; burial in Ebenezer Lutheran Church Cemetery, China Grove, 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 27614]
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 27615]