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Confederate (CSV)

Corporal

Alburto L. Poteet

(c. 1820 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A Burke County resident, he enlisted at age 41 in Charlotte, NC in Company D, 6th North Carolina Infantry on 28 May 1861. He was appointed Corporal on 25 February 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was probably "buried west of George Line's house [near Sharpsburg] in his new ground along side of an old white oak tree near his pond and north of the road leading to his house. The ground is low and wet and has been plowed. Graves pretty much exposed". He may have later been reinterred in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

References & notes

Basic information from Iobst1. Moore's Roster has him as Alburto L. Poteat. The quote above from A descriptive list of the burial places of the remains of Confederate soldiers, who fell in the battles of Antietam... (1869), also known a the Bowie List, online from WHILBR. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the volume, extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW. His sons William and Mark (Marcus) also served in the 6th North Carolina Infantry.

Birth

c. 1820; Burke County, NC

Death

09/1862; Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

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. 335 - 346  [AotW citation 6345]