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Confederate (CSA)


Jesse F. Woodard

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Rowan (NC) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 21 year old dry goods clerk in Salisbury, Rowan County, NC, living with W. Myers and other store staff in 1860. He and Myers were commissioned 2nd Lieutenants of Company D - the Rowan Artillery - First North Carolina Light Artillery (10th Regiment State Troops) on 8 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded the center section of 3-inch rifled guns of the battery on the Campaign, but was without ammunition and not engaged at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 7 September 1863 and was in command of the battery as senior man present at the surrender at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Roster,1 and Clark.2 Personal details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1839


1   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 28807]

2   Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 1, pp. 561, 576, 580  [AotW citation 28808]