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Confederate (CSV)


Leroy C. Colley

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as L.C. Colys. Service and other details from the Roster,2 via the Historical Data Systems database, and his Compiled Service Records,3 via fold3, both also as Leroy C. Colly.


c. 1839


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]