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Confederate (CSV)


William S. Asprey

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 28, he enlisted in Company I, 4th North Carolina Infantry at Cherry's Store in Aurora, Beaufort County, NC, along with his brother, Samuel (who died at Seven Pines) on 25 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and died the next day.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "In Benj. Grave's [Grove's?] old orchard".

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, which has him as W.S. Aspray. Enlistment information from Moore2, who has him and his brother as Asping. He's also seen as William S. Aspery in some records. Further details and corrections from descendant Ron Walker.


c. 1833


09/18/1862; Sharpsburg, 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 4540]

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. 150  [AotW citation 14236]