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Confederate (CSV)


David L. Wilson

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old clerk in Duplin County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 20th North Carolina Infantry on 27 April 1861 in Duplin County.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated and he was held at Fort McHenry, MD until paroled 10 October 1862. He was exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 12 October. He died of wounds at home at Dudley Depot, NC on 10 November 1862.

References & notes

Basic service data from Moore1 and the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database, who have his middle initial as T. Further details from his death notice in the Fayetteville Observer of 19 January 1863, transcribed by Myrtle Bridges on NC GenWeb.


c. 1842; Duplin County, NC


11/10/1862; Dudley Depot, 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. 2, pg. 159  [AotW citation 10036]

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 19265]