(c. 1832 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 29 year old farmer in Davidson County, he enlisted 27 April 1861 in Company B, 14th North Carolina Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his right thigh and hip - the top of his femur shattered - in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. He was then captured there.
The rest of the War
He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield, then admitted to US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD, but died there of wounds on 19 (or 20) October 1862.
After the War
He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick", but was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
c. 1832; Davidson County, NC
10/19/1862; Frederick, 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 4590]
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. 514 [AotW citation 16598]
3 Otis, George Alexander, A Report on Excisions of the Head of the Femur for Gunshot Injury, Washington: US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, 1869, pg. 67 [AotW citation 23350]