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Confederate (CSV)


William E. Lancaster

(c. 1843 - 1863)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, from Wilson County, he enlisted as a Private in Company F of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 28 June 1861 at New Bern, 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 but he died in January 1863. His mother filed a claim for his final pay in June 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2

He may be the Private Lancaster buried in Shokoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, VA [via Findagrave].


c. 1843 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 27626]

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 27627]