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Confederate (CSV)


William Mathis

(c. 1842 - 1864)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer, he enlisted at age 19 in Alamance County, NC in Company E, 6th North Carolina Infantry on 15 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and captured during the retreat at South Mountain, MD on 3 July. He was held at Fort Delaware until paroled and exchanged at City Point, VA on 1 August 1863. He died in McDowell County, NC on 12 February 1864.

References & notes

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


c. 1842; Washington County, TN


02/12/1864; McDowell 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. 355 - 373  [AotW citation 6356]