(c. 1837 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 24 year old farmer in Granville County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 23rd North Carolina Infantry on 4 June 1861 in Granville County.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by gunshot at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
His leg was amputated (25 September?) and he was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, but died there of wounds on 13 October 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and may have been reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
Burial information from the Mt Olivet burial list 1. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 3 and the MSHWR,4 which has him as D.J. Waller, Co. E of the 23rd South Carolina. The burial quote above from Pruitt,4 who has him as W.J. Walter. His stones at Mt. Olivet are on Findagrave.
c. 1837; Orange County, NC
10/13/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD
1 Farino, Greg, and J. Ronald Pearcey, superintendent, Confederate Soldiers buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 5157]
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 19304]
3 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient#9.612 [AotW citation 19305]
4 Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 3, pg. 512 [AotW citation 21345]
5 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 5015]