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Confederate (CSV)


John Wilford Abernathy

(1819 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 41 year old farm laborer in Catawba County, NC in the 1860 US Census. He enlisted in Company C, 48th North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Basic information from Moore1, who lists him as Williford Abernathy. Details from family genealogists. Some Census listings have him as Wilford Abernathy, his middle name is sometimes seen as Williford.


1819; Lincoln, NC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 3, pp. 363 - 370  [AotW citation 6446]