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Confederate (CSV)


Redding Louis Leggett

(1843 - 1864)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 17 year old farm boy on his parent's place at Trauter's Creek, Beaufort County, NC. He enlisted as a Private in Company E of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 3 June 1861 at Washington, NC. He was wounded at Seven Pines, VA on 31 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled at Sharpsburg on 27 September and returned to duty, date not given. He was promoted to Sergeant by April 1864 but was killed at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864.

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. His gravesite is on Findagrave; the US War Department provided his gravestone in August 1930.


1843; Beaufort County, NC


05/12/1864; Spotsylvania Court House, VA; burial in Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania, VA


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 27628]

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 27629]