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Confederate (CSV)

Assistant Surgeon

William A. Blount

(1839 - 1911)

Home State: North Carolina

Education: University of New York Medical School, Class of 1860

Branch of Service: Medical

Unit: 1st North Carolina Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a practicing physician in Pitt County before the War. He enrolled as Assistant Surgeon of the First North Carolina Cavalry in January 1862. He was captured in action at New Bern, and tended POWs in Washington DC to about 1 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his regiment on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Surgeon in April 1864, and served to the surrender at Appomattox Court House in April 1865.

After the War

He returned to his practice in Washington, NC.

References & notes

Biographical information and his presence in Maryland from the Military History1. Details from his death notice in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 57 (1912).


1839; Washington, NC


06/22/1911; Washington, NC


1   Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 4, pg. 392  [AotW citation 10095]