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Confederate (CSV)


John Fail

(c. 1829 - 1863)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 32, from Johnston County, he mustered 30 May 1861 fas Private, Company C, 5th North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain, MD, on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Staunton, VA on 5 March 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Moore1 and the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1829


03/05/1863; Staunton, VA; burial in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, VA


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. 167 - 175  [AotW citation 9787]

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-  [AotW citation 19140]