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Confederate (CSV)


Peter N. Oliphant

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old printer in Cumberland County, he enlisted at Fayetteville on 6 June 1861 as a Musician in Company C, 3rd North Carolina Infantry. He was reassigned as a Private in May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the "White House" hospital on the Line farm at Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds before 29 September 1862. He was originally buried "west of George Line's house in his new ground along side of an old white oak tree near his pond." His mother Lydia filed for his final pay of $102.23 in October 1863.

After the War

He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from the Roster 2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. Hospital detail from a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862, which has him in the 3rd NC Cavalry. His memorial is on Findagrave.


c. 1842; Cumberland County, NC


09/00/1862; 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 4888]

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 25930]

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 30051]