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Confederate (CSV)


Elias Sutton

(c. 1848 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 14 year old laborer in Duplin County, he enlisted there on 7 February 1862 as Private, Company B, 3rd North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

Initially listed as missing, he was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September and captured there.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 1 October 1862 at a US Army field hospital on the Line Farm near the battlefield.

After the War

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 and north of the road leading to his house" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg and was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1 (who has his last name as Sotten), with service details from Moore2 the newer Roster,3 and his Compiled Service Records,4 online from fold3. His memorial is on Findagrave.


c. 1848; Sampson County, NC


10/01/1862; 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 4974]

2   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 87  [AotW citation 5983]

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 25942]