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Confederate (CSV)


Edward W. Carson

(1838 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 49th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Gaston County, he enlisted 22 March 1862 in Company H, 49th North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was at Harpers Ferry and was slightly injured on 17 September 1862, "hit by a spent ball and disabled for a few days" at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed in October and November 1862 for ill health, but afterward served with his Company in North Carolina and in Virginia, notably around Richmond and in the trenches at Petersburg. He surrendered at Appomattox Courth House on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was a life-long farmer in Gaston County, North Carolina.

References & notes

Biographical information and his presence on the Maryland Campaign from the Military History1.


1838; Gaston County, NC


1   Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 4, pp. 496 - 497  [AotW citation 10106]