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Confederate (CSV)


Oscar D. Sharp

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 29, from Guilford County, he mustered into service there as Private, Company H, First North Carolina Infantry on 8 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near the battlefield. He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 22 October with gangrene and his leg was amputated, but he died there of his wounds on 21 November 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery [Mt. Olivet] at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His stone at Mt. Olivet is on Findagrave.


c. 1833


11/21/1862; 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 4954]

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 19084]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.210  [AotW citation 23013]