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Confederate (CSV)


Richard L. Nobles

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a farmer on his father's very large place in Pitt County, NC. On 19 August 1862, then age 22, he enlisted there as Private, Company A, 27th North Carolina Infantry. He was commissioned 3rd Lieutenant of his Company on 22 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He died 3 days later in a US Army field hospital on the Smith Farm near Sharpsburg and was originally "buried in Dr. Smith's field" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg [map].

After the War

He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as R.L. Noble. His service from Wilson2 and the Roster.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1840


09/20/1862; 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 4881]

2   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9810]

3   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 25946]