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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Raiford Thompson

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, from Wilson County, he mustered as Private, Company B, 2nd North Carolina Infantry on 15 July 1862 in Wake County.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 27 September and died of wounds on 10 October 1862, probably in Shepherdstown, VA.

References & notes

Burial and basic unit information from a list in Confederate Veteran,1 which has him as B. Thomson. Service and other details from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1844; Wilson County, NC

Death

10/10/1862; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV

Notes

1   United Confederate Veterans, and United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of Confederate Veterans, , Confederate Veteran Magazine (1893-1932), 1893-01-01, Vol. XIX, pp. 75 - 76  [AotW citation 5150]

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 19102]