(1836 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He and his family came to America in 1839. He enlisted in Company H, 30th North Carolina Infantry on 23 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was mortally wounded in action at Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862 and died of wounds on 20 December near Fredericksburg at age 26 years, 10 months ...
He lived seven days after having undergone the painful operation of an amputation of the left leg. He was in the battles below Richmond and also in the battle of Sharpsburg, where he was taken prisoner - was sent to Ft. Delaware, and kept there for three weeks, then paroled, sent to Richmond and immediately exchanged, and soon after joining his Company received the fatal wound at Fredericksburg.
References & notes
Basic service information from Moore1. Further detail and the quote above from his death notice in the Fayetteville Observer of 30 March 1863, transcribed by Myrtle Bridges on NC GenWeb. Son of William McDougald of Moore County.
02/00/1836; Island of Jura, SCOTLAND
12/20/1862; Fredericksburg, VA