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S. McD. Tate

S. McD. Tate

Confederate (CSV)


Samuel McDowell Tate

(1830 - 1897)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He had been a merchant in Philadelphia, PA to 1850, afterward in Burke County, NC. He was also agent of the new Western North Carolina Railroad. He was appointed Captain, Company D, 6th North Carolina Infantry to rank from 16 MAy 1861. He was promoted Major on 11 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the neck in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg while second-in-command of the regiment.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in July 1863, and wounded in action at Cedar Creek, VA in October 1864. He was wounded at Ft. Stedman, VA in April 1865 an was at home on furlough at War's end.

After the War

He was President of the Western NC Railroad, in the North Carolina General Assembly, and held other public offices 1874-94.

References & notes

Basic information from Iobst1, with details from his bio sketch in the NCPedia. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the volume, extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW. The photograph here from Clark2.


09/06/1830; Morganton, NC


06/25/1897; Morganton, NC; burial in Morganton, NC


1   Iobst, Richard William, and Louis H. Manarin, Wade Lucas, The Bloody Sixth : the Sixth North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, Raleigh: North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission, 1965, pg. 284  [AotW citation 6307]

2   Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 1, before pg. 293  [AotW citation 6321]