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Confederate (CSV)


Christopher C. Cherry

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Henrico County, he enlisted as a Private and was promoted to First Sergeant by Sharpsburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 27 September but died of wounds on 10 October 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Further details and corrections from Adam Zimmerli, whose research sources included:
15th VA Infantry Co. A Roster at the Library of Virginia - which lists Cherry as killed in action; NPS' Soldiers & Sailors Database; Virginia Military Dead2; Stotelmyer's Bivouacs of the Dead3.


10/10/1862; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, 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 4436]

2   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <>  [AotW citation 8842]

3   Stotelmyer, Steven R., The Bivouacs of the Dead: The story of those who died at Antietam and South Mountain, Baltimore: Toomey Press, 1992, pg. 82  [AotW citation 8843]