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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Monroe Lyerly

(1840 - 1919)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Rowan (NC) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old day laborer living on his parents farm near Salisbury, NC. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in Company D - the Rowan Artillery - First North Carolina Light Artillery (10th Regiment State Troops) on 15 June 1861.

On the Campaign

Initially listed as missing, he was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled at Sharpsburg on 19 September and was back with his battery by December 1862. He was captured on 5 April 1865 at Amelia Court House, VA and was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD. He took an oath of allegiance there and was released on 28 June 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer at Salisbury, NC.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. Clark2 has him as missing at Sharpsburg. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Levinia Holshouser (1845-1935) in November 1866 and they had 7 children.


01/07/1840; Rowan County, NC


05/28/1919; burial in Saint Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, 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 28818]

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, pg. 575  [AotW citation 28819]