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Confederate (CSV)


J. A. Wylie

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, from Cleveland County, NC, he enlisted in Shelby on 27 April 1861 as a Private in Company C, 15th North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 20 (or 24) September 1862 in a US field hospital on the Elias Grove farm near Sharpsburg. He was originally buried "on west side of Mayer's old graveyard." His father applied for his final pay in March 1863.

After the War

He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from the Roster,2 as J.A. Wiley, and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists.


c. 1840; York District, SC


09/20/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; 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 4488]

2   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. 557  [AotW citation 5869]

3   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 30267]