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Confederate (CSV)


William D. Scarborough

(c. 1832 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 28 year old farmer on his father's large place at Rolesville in Wake County, he was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company I, First North Carolina Infantry on 16 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot and captured, probably near Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick on 17 September but died there on 20 September 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, but may have been moved to the Washington Confederate Cemetery at Rose Hill, Hagerstown, MD in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who also has him as Wm. Sourbro. Service and other details from the Roster,2 which says he was wounded and captured at Sharpsburg on the 17th, from Moore,3 and from his Compiled Service Records (CSRs) from the National Archives. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,4 which has him as 2nd Lieutenant J. Corfro. The connection between the names Corfro and Scarborough found in his CSRs. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860; William was assistant US marshal and oversaw the census in the district in 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave. "J. Corfre" also has a modern stone at Mt. Olivet (via Findagrave).

His brothers John Catre Scarborough (1841-1917) and Malcolm Freeman Scarborough (1838-1890) were also in Company I.

More on the Web

See more about Scarborough and the many names for him in his service records, in a post on the behindAotW blog.


c. 1832; Wake County, NC


09/20/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4422]

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-, Vol. 3, pg. 234  [AotW citation 19085]

3   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 37  [AotW citation 26017]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #9.570  [AotW citation 26005]