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Confederate (CSV)


Israel H. Hargrove

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 21 year old farmer living with 4 younger siblings on his parent's large and prosperous place at Fishing Creek in Granville County, NC. He mustered as a Private in Company B, 2nd North Carolina Infantry on 30 April 1861 in Raleigh. He was on recruiting duty back in North Carolina and signed up as many as 16 recruits in June, and his company was re-designated (2nd) Company D, 12th North Carolina Infantry in November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot that fractured his left knee and was afterward captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated at the thigh and he was admitted to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 4 October, but he died there of his wounds on 10 October 1862. He was originally buried "along the west side and in [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick."

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 and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.4 Personal details from the US Census of 1860. He is listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet [stone via Findagrave] and may still be there. All these references have him as as J.H. Hargrove, except one card in his CSRs which identifies him as Israel.

More on the Web

His letter of 17 June 1861 to his Captain, George Wortham, concerning recruits is in the Gilder Lerhman Collection and transcribed online.


c. 1839 in NC


10/10/1862; 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 4719]

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 19146]

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 30256]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #754  [AotW citation 19147]