(1842 - 1900)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Known by Stark, in 1860 he was a 17 year old farm worker on his parent's place at Olin in Grahams District, Iredell County, NC. He enlisted as a Private in Company H of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 13 June 1861 at Statesville, 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 promoted Corporal, date not given, and to Sergeant on 2 March 1863. He was captured again, at Winchester, VA on 19 September 1864 and was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD to about 20 February 1865, when he was exchanged at Cox's Landing on the James River, VA.
After the War
By 1870 he was farming his own place at Olin, NC and in 1880 he was the US Marshall there. By 1900 he was a farm worker living in Statesville, NC.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster,2 both as Stark P. Graham. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Kate Partee Foard (1853-1916) in June 1875. Her father Dr. John F Foard was a prominent figure in Iredell County.
12/23/1842; Iredell County, NC
11/11/1900; Morganton, NC; burial in Oakwood 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 27620]
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 27621]