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Confederate (CSV)


Alburto L. Poteet

(c. 1820 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 39 year old railroad worker in Burke County, NC. He enlisted in Charlotte, NC as a Private 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 and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the "White House" hospital on the Line farm at Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds. He was "buried west of George Line's house 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."

After the War

He may have been reinterred in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD in 1874.

References & notes

His service information from Iobst1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Moore's Roster has him as Alburto L. Poteat. His burial information from Pruett.3 Hospital detail from a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862, as F.S. Poteeth, 6th NC Cavalry. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

He married Louisa (?, 1819-?) and they had 3 children between 1843 and 1848.

Their sons William and Mark (Marcus) also served in the 6th North Carolina Infantry.


c. 1820; Burke County, NC


09/00/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


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]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30049]

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 30050]