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Confederate (CSV)


David T. Rooker

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 17 year old farmer in Warren County, he mustered as Private, Company A, 14th North Carolina Infantry on 15 May 1861 in Northampton County.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 September. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him in the 5th North Carolina (no Rooker found in that Regiment). Service details from the Roster 2. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 He may still be in Mt. Olivet [via Findagrave].


c. 1844


09/15/1862; 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 4940]

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 19188]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #9.578  [AotW citation 19189]