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Confederate (CSV)


Charles Milas Arey

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Iredell County, he enlisted there on 1 August 1862 as Private, Company C, 48th North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated but he died of his wounds in Shepherdstown, VA on 22 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Moore,1 as Charles M. Aixey, and the Roster.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Chris Arey for the pointer to his ancestor and his correct name, along with his wound details (from his CSR) and burial place.

His older brothers Theophilus and Luther were also in Company C and also wounded at Sharpsburg.


01/31/1841; Iredell County, NC


09/22/1862; Shepherdstown, VA; burial in Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Statesville, NC


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 6447]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. 11  [AotW citation 24454]