(1838 - 1913)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 23 year old from Greene County, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 3rd North Carolina Infantry on 23 April 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 28 February 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the left side of his face and neck in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 October 1862. He was transferred to Company C, 1st North Carolina Battalion on 6 January 1863, but discharged on the 18th of the month to accept a commission as 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 67th North Carolina Infantry (to date from the 6th). He was promoted to Captain one year later on 18 January 1864.
After the War
He was living in Florida by 1898.
References & notes
Basic information from Moore,1 who has him as Pvt. Owens J. Pate. Service details from North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster and his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from an ambrotype provided by Chris Carroll.
More on the Web
Mr Carroll is looking for the original ambrotype of Pate, last owned by his family before 1996. See his request at Civil War Talk, for example, if you can help.
06/11/1913; burial in Hopewell Church Cemetery, Tampa, FL