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Confederate (CSV)


John Francis Boles

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old mechanic in Forsyth County, he enlisted in Company K, 48th North Carolina Infantry on 8 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the chest in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 4 October but died there of his wounds on 16 November 1862 at age 20.

References & notes

Basic information from his death notice in the Fayetteville Observer of 12 January 1863, transcribed by Myrtle Bridges on NC GenWeb. Service from Moore1 and his Compiled Service Records, kindly posted online by Michael J. Higgins. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as J. Francis Boles. His memorial is on Findagrave; his modern stone has him as Francis J. Boles.


c. 1842; Stokes County, NC


11/16/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, 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, pg. 391  [AotW citation 10035]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #524  [AotW citation 23355]