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Confederate (CSV)


Holland D. Harper

(1826 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 33 year old farmer at Hookertown in Greene County. He enlisted in Goldsboro on 13 May 1862 as a Private in Company A, 3rd North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at Staunton, VA on 22 September 1862. His widow Sarah filed for his final pay of $52.06 in April 1863.

References & notes

His service from Moore,1 the Roster,2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 also as H.H.D. Harper, online from fold3. All military records have only his initials. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

He married Sarah (?, c. 1833-) and they had at least two children: Holland F (1857-) and Nancy E Harper (1859-).


12/19/1826; Greene County, NC


09/22/1862; Staunton, VA


1   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, pp. 83 - 84  [AotW citation 5997]

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 25920]

3   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30257]