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Confederate (CSV)


William C. Riner

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 24 year old mechanic at Monroe, Union County, NC living with his mother and 2 young siblings. He enlisted there as a Private in Company B, 5th North Carolina Infantry on 3 May 1861. The 5th regiment was re-designated as the 15th in November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action on 17 September 1862 but had probably been killed there.

The rest of the War

He was listed as missing since Sharpsburg and "supposed to be dead" by February 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Moore1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as William C Rainer, and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1836


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. 1, pp. 551 - 554  [AotW citation 7491]

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 27748]