(c. 1839 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
An unmarried 22 year old carpenter in Rowan County, he enlisted in April 1861 and mustered as Private, Company K, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 30 May 1861 at Smithsville in Brunswick County. He was detailed as a carpenter to post headquarters at Camp Pickens, VA from late 1861 into early 1862.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded and captured 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" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg.
After the War
His father Bannister Colley applied for his final pay of $170.70 in February 1863. He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
09/18/1862; 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 4623]
2 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966- [AotW citation 19129]
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 27489]