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Confederate (CSV)


Basil Manly Stedman

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 17 or 18, he enlisted as a Private in Company G, 48th North Carolina Infantry on 25 April 1861 in Chatham County.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September and "fell in the hands of the enemy."

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD on 19 October 1862 and was buried in the cemetery at Mt. Olivet. He was 18 years old.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 as B.M. Steadman. His service from his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3, most commonly as B.M. Stedman. He's seen in a burial record as B.M. Steedman. Personal details from family genealogists, who use both Stedman and Steadman. His gravesite at Mt. Olivet is on Findagrave; his modern stone has B.M. Stedman, the original says B.M. Steadman.

His widowed mother "M.F. Steadman" (Mary Frances Johnston Stedman) made a claim for his account in 1863. His father Oran A Stedman had died in Oroville, Butte County, California in December 1859.

Some genealogists spell his name Bazel Manley Steadman. It's likely he was named for the prominent Baptist preacher Dr. Basil Manly, though, if so, his family could well have misspelled that.

More on the Web

See his death announcement in the Fayetteville Semi-Weekly Observer of 29 December 1862, online from


c. 1844; Chatham County, NC


10/19/1862; 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 4423]