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Confederate (CSV)


Alexander Edward Laws

(1843 - 1926)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at age 18 in Orange County, NC in Company B, 6th North Carolina Infantry on 1 March 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Wounded again, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, VA in November 1863 and held at Point Lookout, MD until released in June 1865.

After the War

He was a farmer in Orange County, NC.

References & notes

Basic information from Iobst1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the volume, extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.


07/11/1843; Orange County, NC


06/11/1926; Rougemont, Durham County, NC; burial in Laws Family Cemetery, Orange County, 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, pp. 304 - 322  [AotW citation 6318]