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Confederate (CSV)


Elvin Flora

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farm worker in Wilson, NC. He enlisted as a Private in Company F of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 15 January 1862 at Manassas, VA.

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 captured again, near Fredericksburg (Chancellorsville?), VA on 3 May 1863 and exchanged on 10 May. He was wounded at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 9 May 1864 and returned to duty in August. He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA on 25 March 1865 with no later military record.

After the War

In 1880 he was a farmer at Gardners in Wilson 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 and 1880.

He married Elizabeth "Bettie/Betsey" Robbins (1846-) in March 1859 and they had 9 children by 1887.


c. 1840 in 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 27618]

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 27619]