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Confederate (CSV)


Charles Thomas Bass

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 26 year old farmer on his parents substantial place at Clinton in Sampson County, NC. He mustered there as a Private in Company G, 3rd North Carolina Infantry on 23 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862 and died the same day.

The rest of the War

He was taken to the "White House" hospital on the Line farm at Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds. 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."

After the War

He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Basic service information from Moore1 and the Roster.2 Burial from Pruitt,3 who has him as Private, 1st North Carolina Infantry, Company not given. Hospital detail from a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862, as Thomas J. Bass, "NC Cav." His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1833; Sampson County, NC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


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. 104 - 105  [AotW citation 6107]

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 19080]

3   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4553]