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Roster of Company A, 48th North Carolina Troops

 

The following information has been gathered from numerous sources, including:
Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of North Carolina,  North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster Vol. XI, cemetery records, Confederate Pension Records and various other records.

 

This company was raised in Union County, North Carolina and was enlisted in Union County in Feb.-March, 1862.  It was mustered in at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, April 19, 1862.

 

ROSTER

James A. Alexander - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 10, 1862 at age 22.  Wounded in shoulder at Fredericksburg, VA Dec 13, 1862.  Wounded in hand at Wilderness, VA May 5-6, 1864.  Captured near Petersburg April 2, 1865 and confined at Point Lookout, MD until released on June 23, 1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance.  See service record for more information.

Steven H. Ashcraft - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 23, 1862 at age 27; Deserted on June 5, 1863 and returned to duty prior to Oct. 14, 1863 when he was wounded at Bristoe Station, VA.  Captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA May 12, 1864. Confined at point Lookout, MD May 17, 1864.  Transferred to Elmira, NY on Aug. 8, 1864. Died Sept. 9, 1864 at Elmira, NY.  See service record for more information.  [Note: Buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY (plot 208).]

Jacob Wilson Austin - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 31, 1862 at age 23; Died Nov. 25, 1862 in the Exchange Hotel Hospital at Gordonsville, VA of pneumonia.  [Note: Buried at Maplewood Cemetery, Orange Co., VA.  Widow M. L. Austin applied for his Confederate pension from Union Co. May 30, 1885 and Jun 29, 1901.] 

Lindsey Franklin Austin - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 21, 1862 at age 22.  Wounded in left leg and/or shoulder at Fredericksburg, VA Dec 13, 1862.  Captured at Bristoe Station, VA Oct 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C.  Transferred to Point Lookout, MD Oct. 27, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 14, 1865.  Received at Boulware’s Wharf, James River, VA on March 18, 1865 for exchange.  See service record for more information.  [Note: He was born Feb. 22, 1840 and died Sept. 27, 1907. Buried at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Union Co., NC. Applied for Confederate pension from Union Co.]

Thomas B. Austin - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 10, 1862 at age 20; Wounded Sept 17, 1862 at Sharpsburg, Maryland. Died Sept. 20, 1862 of wounds.  See service record for more information. 

Sylvester Aycock - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on May 2, 1862 at age 18.  Wounded in left thigh at Fredericksburg, VA Dec. 13, 1862.  Paroled at Greensboro on or about May 1, 1865.  See service record for more information.  [Note: Born abt. 1844 and died Sept. 7, 1921.  Buried at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Co., NC.  Applied for Confederate pension July 1, 1907 from Union Co. as “S. Acoth.”]

William Charles Aycock - Private - Born in Darlington District, SC and resided in Union Co., NC where he was a farmer when he enlisted on March 10, 1862 at age 50; Died Aug. 20-22, 1862 in Petersburg, VA hospital of disease.  [Note: Buried in Confederate Section of Old Blandford Church Cemetery, Petersburg, VA.]

Israel D. Baker - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 10, 1862 at age 30; Wounded at Fredericksburg, VA Dec. 13, 1862.  Wounded in arm at Wilderness, VA on or about May 5-6, 1864.  Wounded at Reams’ Station, VA Aug. 25, 1864.  Died of wounds, place and date of death not reported.  See service record for more information. 

David Bramwell Barino - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on May 8, 1862 at age 26.  Hospitalized at Richmond, VA on Nov. 22, 1862 with tumor on right ankle. Captured at Farmville, VA April 6, 1865.  Confined at Point Lookout, MD April 14, 1865 and released on June 23, 1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance.  See service record for more information. 

W. H. Benfield - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on Aug. 10, 1862 at age 22; Died Nov. 20, 1862 on the train between Culpeper Court House, VA and Gordonsville, VA.  See service record for more information.  [Note: Buried at Maplewood Cemetery, Orange Co., VA.]

John W. Hampton Bickett - Corporal - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 34; Mustered in as Private and promoted to Corporal in July, 1863 – March 1864.  Died March 15, 1864 at Orange Court House, VA.

Nimrod J. Bickett - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 10, 1862 at age 21.  Wounded in left leg at Bristoe Station, VA Oct. 14, 1863.  Left leg amputated.  Retired from service on Feb. 17, 1865. See service record for more information. 

James B. Brantley - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 33.  Deserted Nov. 26, 1862 and returned to duty prior to March 1, 1863.  Paroled at Charlotte on or about May 15, 1865.  [Note: Applied for Confederate pension from Union Co.]

John M. Brantley - Private - Born in Anson County and resided in Union Co., NC where he was a farmer when he enlisted on March 21, 1862 at age 21.  Wounded at or near Reams’ Station, VA Aug. 25, 1864.  Paroled at Mocksville on June 5, 1865.  See service record for more information.  [Note: Born Aug. 13, 1840 and died July 13, 1900. Buried at Holly Cemetery, near Marshville, Union Co., NC]

Darling Broom - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 19, 1862 at age 35. Discharged on May 10, 1862 after providing a substitute.

Ellison Broom - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on May 5, 1862 at age 24.  Discharged on May 8, 1862 (reason for discharge not reported).  [Note: Born Oct. 1, 1828 and died Feb. 17, 1905.  Buried at Broome Family Cemetery “on farm of Nola Cunningham,” Union Co, NC.]

George W. Broom - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on May 5, 1862 at age 19.  Reported present through March-April, 1864.

Hiram Broom - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 8, 1862 at age 20.  Wounded in the head at Wilderness, VA on May 5-6, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro on or about April 27, 1865.  [Note: Born Mar. 28, 1841 and died Oct. 14, 1921.  Buried at Broom Family Cemetery, Union Co., NC.  Applied for Confederate pension July 5, 1909 from Union Co.]

Jason Broom - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 8, 1862 at age 20; Died Oct. 15, 1862 in Winchester, VA of disease.  [Note: Possibly the “J. Brune” buried at Stonewall Cemetery, Winchester, VA, with death date of Oct. 21, 1862.]

John A. Broom - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 8, 1862 at age 27.  Wounded in hand at Wilderness, VA, May 5-6, 1864.  Reported present in Sept.-Oct., 1864.  [Note: Widow Drusilla Broom applied for his Confederate pension July 1, 1907 from Union Co.]

John L. Broom - Corporal - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted as a Private on Feb. 26, 1862 at age 27; Mustered in as a Private and promoted to Corporal in Nov.-Dec., 1862. Wounded in left had at Fredericksburg, VA Dec. 13, 1862. Wounded in hand May 5-6, 1864 at Wilderness, VA. Died Sept. 28, 1864 in hospital in Richmond, VA of “enteric fever.” [Note: Widow Ellen Broom applied for his Confederate pension May 29, 1885 and July 1, 1901 from Union Co.]

Joseph P. Broom - Private - Born about 1838 in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 8, 1862 at age 27. Captured at Sharpsburg, MD on Sept. 17, 1862. Paroled Oct. 2, 1862. Captured at Bristoe Station, VA Oct. 14, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout, MD March 16, 1864. Reported present in Sept.-Oct. 1864.  [Note: Buried at Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery, Sandy Ridge Township, Union Co., NC – No dates on tombstone. Applied for Confederate pension July 6, 1900 from Union Co.]

Morgan Broom - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Feb. 27, 1863 at age 18. He was last reported present in Sept.-Oct., 1864.  [Note: He applied for Confederate pension July 5, 1909 from Union Co.  Died Dec. 12, 1914.]

Philip Broom - Sergeant - Born in what is now Union Co., NC about 1840 and resided there when he enlisted as a Private on March 8, 1862 at age 22. Promoted to Sergeant in Nov.-Dec. 1862. Wounded in neck and/or arm at Fredericksburg, VA Dec. 13, 1862. Wounded in left hand at or near reams’ Station, VA Aug. 25, 1864. Furloughed for 60 days on Jan. 28, 1865.

William Broom - Private - Born in Union Co., NC about 1843 and resided there when he enlisted on Feb. 27, 1863 at age 20; Died June 1, 1865 at Point Lookout, MD of chronic diarrhea.  [Note: Buried in the Confederate Section of Point Lookout Cemetery in an unmarked grave.]

John Bryant - Private – Born in Anson Co., NC about 1843 and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 21, 1862 at age 19; Died May 14, 1862 in Raleigh, NC of measles.  See service record for more information. 

Henry Chapman - Private - Born in Union Co., NC in 1843 and resided there when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 19.  Wounded in left arm at Sharpsburg, MD on Sept. 17, 1862.  Left arm amputated.  Retired from service on Feb. 28, 1865.  [Note: Born in 1845 and died in 1911.  Applied for Confederate pension May 26, 1885 from Union Co.  Buried at Bonds Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Union Co., NC.]

William Chapman - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on Feb. 26, 1862 at age 33.  Wounded in leg at Wilderness, VA May 5, 1864.  [Note: Applied for Confederate pension from Union Co., NC.  Buried at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Union Co., NC.]

Thomas Clark - Private - Born in Chatham Co., GA and resided in Union Co., NC where he was by occupation a tailor when he enlisted on March 8, 1862 at age 48.  Discharged on Sept. 26, 1862 by reason of “…chronic rheumatism and natural infirmities of age…”

Archibald Clarke - Private - Enlisted in Union Co., NC on Feb. 22, 1864 at age 18; Wounded in both sides and captured at Cold Harbor, VA on June 2, 1864.  Transferred to Elmira, NY on Aug. 12, 1864.  Died Sept. 12, 1864 at Elmira, NY of pneumonia.  [Note: Buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY (plot 195).]

Briant W. Dees - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 17, 1862 at age 36.  Wounded in the side at Wilderness, VA May 5-6, 1864.  Confined at Point Lookout, MD June 11, 1864 and transferred to Elmira, NY on July 12, 1864.  Received at Boulware’s Wharf, James River, VA on or about March 18, 1865 for exchange.  [Note: Born Sept. 28, 1825 and died Sept. 8, 1894. Buried at Weddington Cemetery.]

Hartwell S. Deese - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 30; Died Nov. 26, 1862 in Fredericksburg, VA of disease.

            [Note: His widow Sarah remarried and later applied for his Confederate pension from Union Co. as Sarah Brantly.]

James E. De Lorme – 1st Sergeant – Born in Sumter District, SC and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted as a Sergeant on March 25, 1862 at age 23; Died Oct. 15, 1862 in Middleway, VA of disease.

N. F. Edgeworth [Nathaniel F. Edgeworth] - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 20, 1862 at age 26.  Discharged Apr 10, 1862 - reason not reported.

John Edwards - Private - Enlisted on April 19, 1862; Died abt. July 18, 1862 at or near Wilmington, NC.

Benjamin F. Fincher - Corporal - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted as a Corporal on March 19, 1862 at age 33.  Transferred to the Confederate States Navy on or abt. April 15, 1864.  

Julius C. Grier - Private - Born in Mecklenburg Co. and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 16, 1862 at age 30; Died Oct. 20, 1862 in Winchester, VA of disease.  [Note: Buried at Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, VA.]

Allen W. Griffin - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 19, 1862 at age 35.  Hospitalized at Danville, VA Dec. 15, 1862.  Wounded in the arm at Wilderness, VA May 5-6, 1864.  See service record for more information.  [Note: Born June 25, 1827 and died May 7, 1887.  Buried at Crooked Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Co., NC]

Calvin C. Griffin - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 10, 1862 at age 26.  Transferred to Company C, 10th Battalion NC Heavy Artillery on Feb. 15, 1863.  Died at home while on furlough on Sept. 21, 1863 [Note: Buried at Sikes Family Cemetery, Union Co., NC.]  

D. Neil Hall – Corporal - Resided in Mecklenburg Co., NC when he enlisted in Union Co. as a Private on March 19, 1862 at age 24.  Promoted Nov.-Dec. 1862.  Wounded in leg, hand and possibly head at Fredericksburg, VA Dec. 13, 1862.  Present or accounted for as of Sept.-Oct. 1864.

Samuel B. Hall - Private - Resided in Mecklenburg Co., NC when he enlisted on April 30, 1862 at age 19; Died Dec. 3, 1862 in Richmond, VA. [Note: Buried at Oakwood cemetery, Richmond, VA.]

George W. Hargett - Sergeant - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted March 15, 1862 at age 34. Mustered in as a Corporal. Hospitalized at Richmond, VA, Sept. 24, 1862 by reason of being “shocked by a bomb head & shoulder.”  Promoted to Sergeant between July 1863-April 1864.  Wounded in Virginia about May, 1864. Wounded at Cold Harbor, VA June 4, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, NC May 1, 1865.  [Note: Applied for Confederate pension June 21, 1901 from Union Co.  Died Sept. 23, 1903.  His obituary in the Sept. 29, 1903 issue of The Monroe Journal says this about his Civil War experience: “…In the war, he was a member of company A, 48th North Carolina Regiment, one of the best of all the Confederate armies.  When peace came he took up the hard battle of life again and also proved himself an humble but faithful “soldier of the cross”]

Israel Hargett - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 10, 1862 at age 32. Wounded at Sharpsburg, MD, Sept. 17, 1862 and died from wounds (date not noted).

John M. Hargett - Private - Enlisted in Union Co., NC on Oct. 25, 1863; Captured at Wilderness, VA or at Spotsylvania Court House, VA, May 5-12, 1864.  Confined at Point Lookout, MD, May 17, 1864.  Transferred to Elmira, NY, July 23, 1864, where he died Jan. 8, 1865 of pneumonia. [Note: Buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY (plot 1227).]

Nathan L. Hargett - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and was by occupation a miner when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 34. Discharged on March 4, 1863, by reason of “disease of the kidneys.” Later served in Co. F, 35th NC Infantry.  [Note: Widow Elizabeth Hargett applied for his Confederate pension on July 6, 1901 from Matthews, Mecklenburg County, NC.]

Archibald E. Helms - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 25.  Wounded and captured at Sharpsburg, MD, Sept. 17, 1862.  Wounded and captured at Bristoe Station, VA, Oct. 14, 1863. Took Oath of Allegiance at Point Lookout, MD on June 28, 1865. [Note: Archie E. Helms applied for pension June 8, 1901 in Monroe at age 60.]

Blackman Helms - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 36.  Wounded at Fredericksburg, VA on Dec. 13, 1862. Present through Sept.-Oct., 1864.

Coleman D. Helms - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 19, 1862 at age 39; Wounded at Sharpsburg, MD Sept. 17, 1862.  Wounded in the leg and foot at Fredericksburg, VA Dec. 13, 1862. Died March 28, 1863 at Pocotaligo, SC of disease. [Note: Widow Telitha Helms applied for his pension July 3, 1885 from Monroe at age 56.]

Hiram Helms - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 3, 1862 at age 27. Wounded by a fragment of shell in battle at King’s School House, VA, June 25, 1862. 

            [Note: Applied for pension July 1, 1907 from Monroe at age 72.  Wounded in forehead at Seven Pines, VA about June 1862 and was ¾ disabled in 1907.  Widow Parmelia applied for his pension July 6, 1914 from Monroe at age 76. They are buried at Old High Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Co., NC] 

Isaac Ambrose Helms - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 19, 1862 at age 38. Present through Oct. 1864.  [Note: Born Aug. 9, 1824 and died Jan. 3, 1912. Buried at Helms (Carmel) Cemetery.]

Israel A. Helms - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 1, 1862 at age 34; Died Feb. 26, 1863 in Raleigh, NC of pneumonia.

Israel L. Helms - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Feb. 9, 1863 at age 18. Hospitalized at Farmville, VA May 1, 1864 with phthisis and furloughed for 60 days May 23, 1864.  Paroled at Greensboro, NC May 1, 1865.  [Note: Widow Hannah E. applied for his pension July 23, 1917 from Route 4, Monroe.]

Joshua Helms - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on May 10, 1862 at age 34; Died Aug. 30, 1862 in Petersburg, VA.  [Note: Marker for him at Oakwood Cemetery (Confederate Section #58) in Raleigh, NC gives his dates as: born 1831-died Aug. 30, 1862.  Marker for him at Lucy Helms Cemetery, Union Co., NC gives his birth and death dates as May 11, 1831-Aug 29, 1862. Widow Caroline C. [Crowell]  Helms applied for his Confederate pension June 16, 1885 from Union Co.   Civil War Profiles article by JoAnn Stevenson (see copy at the Heritage Room in Monroe) shows photographs of Joshua and Caroline. Caroline Helms made application to the C.S.A. for her husband’s belongings. The certificate filed by the commanding officer stated that Joshua Helms was 31 years old, 5 ft. 10 in. tall, fair complexion with red hair and blue eyes. ]

Marion A. Helms - Sergeant - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted as a Sergeant on March 19, 1862 at age 27; Wounded at Sharpsburg, MD Sept. 17, 1862. Died Sept. 20, 1862 in Bunker Hill, WV of wounds.

Noah E. Helms - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 17, 1862 at age 40; Killed Sept. 17, 1862 in Sharpsburg, MD. 

Philip Helms - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on May 12, 1862 at age 23; Died prior to Sept. 9, 1864 in Richmond, VA.

Salathiel N. Helms - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 20. [Note: Present at veterans reunion in Monroe, Sept 12, 1890. Born July 24, 1842-died Mar 6, 1909, buried at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Union Co., NC. He applied for pension July 6, 1908 from Indian Trail at age 67. Enlisted Apr. 1, 1862.  Gunshot wound of left hand and slight wound in right shoulder.  Widow Drucilla Helms applied for his pension July 5, 1909 at age 68.  She applied for an increased pension Sept. 20, 1935 at age 95. At that time she was almost totally blind and had chronic heart disease.]

Samuel Helms - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 20, 1862 at age 28; Died Dec. 19, 1862 in Fredericksburg, VA of brain fever. [Note: Widow Sarah A. Helms applied for his Confederate pension May 30, 1885 from Union Co. at age 45.]

Solomon Helms - Private - Born in Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 19, 1862 at age 19.  Hospitalized at Charlotte, NC on Dec. 22, 1864 and returned to duty Jan. 24, 1865.  He was 5 ft., 10-1/2 in. tall.

William Helms - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 17, 1862 at age 22; Died Oct. 13, 1862 in hospital at Winchester, VA of disease. [Note: Buried at Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, VA.]

D. F. High - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 26; Died Dec. 18, 1862 in Fredericksburg, VA of brain fever. [Note: Widow Susan Ann High applied for his pension July 1, 1901 from Peachland, Anson County, at age 60.]

Elbert J. W. Howard - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 23, 1862.  Reported to be in hospital at Raleigh, NC Sept. 27, 1864 and was transferred Jan. 1, 1865. [Note: Listed on the 1880 census in Mecklenburg Co., NC with wife Sarah (Thomas)].

Samuel B. Howard - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on May 25, 1862 at age 29.  Wounded at Sharpsburg, MD on Sept. 17, 1862.  Discharged on an unspecified date (probably prior to Mar. 1, 1863) after providing a substitute.

Milas McSwain Howey [on roster as Milas M. Howie] - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on May 10, 1862 at age 18. [Note: Born Mar. 29, 1844 and died Jan. 30, 1893. Buried at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mineral Springs. Pension records show his name as Miles M. Howie. Widow Sudie E. Howie applied for his pension July 23, 1931 from Monroe at age 83.  They were married Aug. 18, 1869. He died Jan. 30, 1893.]

Henry Brown Howie - 2nd Lieutenant Previously served as 1st Sergeant of Co. F, 35th Regt. NC Troops. Was appointed 2nd Lieutenant and transferred to this company Jan. 26, 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, NC on or about May 1, 1865.  [Note: Born June 28, 1835 and died Dec. 1, 1902. Buried at Monroe City (Suncrest) Cemetery, Union Co., NC.  He was on the Reunion Committee of Co. A, 48th NC Infantry in Union Co., NC, Aug 9, 1879.]  

William Thomas Hubbard - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 33. Wounded at Hatcher’s Run, VA on Feb. 5, 1865. [Note: Born Aug. 1829 in Anson Co. and died Mar. 22, 1906 in El Dorado Township, Union Co., Arkansas. He applied for pension in 1901 from Union Co., AR. His widow Elizabeth applied in 1906.]

James E. Huntley - Sergeant - Born in Anson Co and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted as a Sergeant on March 20, 1862 at age 32.  Reduced to ranks in Nov., 1862-Feb. 1863, “for prolonged absence.” On detail as a guard in Charlotte, NC Dec. 24, 1863-Mar. 31, 1864.  Promoted to Sergeant subsequent to Oct. 31, 1864.  Wounded at Hatcher’s Run, VA on Feb. 5, 1865. Paroled at Charlotte, NC May 6, 1865.  [Note: Born Aug. 19, 1829 and died Sept. 12, 1910. Buried at Beulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Union Co, NC. Applied for pension June 22, 1901 from Faulks at age 70.  Was wounded in abdomen by minie ball, which still caused problems.  He stated that he had been on the pension board of Mecklenburg County.  Widow Ellen M. Huntley applied for his pension July 3, 1911 from Union Co. at age 76.]

John Wesley Irby - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on July 29, 1862 at age 31.  Wounded in the head at Fredericksburg, VA on Dec. 13, 1862. Wounded in left hand at Bristoe Station, VA on Oct. 14, 1863. Two fingers amputated. Discharged Apr. 9, 1864 due to loss of two fingers.  [Note: Born 1828-died Oct 8, 1910. Buried at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Union Co., NC. [Note: Applied for pension July 1, 1901 from Waxhaw at age 70.  Stated that he was wounded at Fredericksburg, VA on or about Dec. 13, 1862.  Had the fourth finger on his left hand shot off and was also wounded at Bristoe Station, VA on Oct. 14, 1863, having the little finger on the left hand shot off.  Was three fourths disabled. Applied for increase in pension July 1, 1907 from Waxhaw at age 76.  Doctors statement at that time said that he had had index and middle fingers shot off. ]

Philip Irby - Corporal - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted as a Private on March 17, 1862 at age 23; Wounded in shoulder at Fredericksburg, VA on Dec. 13, 1862.  Died Dec. 18, 1862 in Richmond, VA of wounds.

William J. Irby - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 33 and was by occupation a miller.  Discharged Feb. 12, 1863 by reason of disability. 

James M. Key - Private - Born in Lancaster District, SC and resided in Union Co., NC and was by occupation a cabinetmaker when he enlisted on Aug. 10, 1862; Wounded and captured at or near Sharpsburg, MD on or about Sept. 17, 1862.  Died Sept. 26, 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD of wounds.

Harmon B. King - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 19, 1863 at age 18.  Paroled at Greensboro, NC on May 1, 1865. [Note: Rev. Harmon Benson King, Born Nov 26, 1843-Died Nov 4, 1923, was a Gospel Minister for 60 years. Buried at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Matthews, NC.]

James G. King - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 25. Wounded at Sharpsburg, MD on or about Sept. 17, 1862.  Hospitalized at Richmond, VA Oct. 18, 1862.  Wounded in head at or near Wilderness, VA on May 5-6, 1864 and hospitalized at Richmond on May 7, 1864.  Furloughed on unspecified date.  Absent without leave in Sept.-Oct., 1864. [Note: He is buried at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Sandy Ridge Township; born Aug 22, 1838-died June 5, 1904. Widow A. Jane King applied for his pension July 7, 1914 from Monroe Rte#5 at age 70.  Affidavit from S. J. Richardson of Waxhaw stated that he was acquainted with James G. King…]

William Henry Krause – Born in Hesse, Germany and resided in Union Co., NC where he was by occupation a miner when he enlisted on Mar. 15, 1862 at age 31.  Discharged in July of 1862 by reason of disability. [Note: See June 7, 1904 Monroe Journal article:

            -Mr. W. H. Krauss of Monroe is a veteran who was in the army only six months, but who, nevertheless, did valiant service for the Confederacy.  He came to this country from Germany when a lad, and was a miner by trade.  He worked for ten years for Commodore Stockton, who operated the Howie mine before the war, coming with him to this county from Virginia.  When the war broke out he promptly enlisted in the army, but the government had more important business for him.  He was sent to the iron mines that the government was maintaining in Gaston county.  Here he got from the ground the iron that the government was so sorely in need of.  Twice he tried to enlist to go to the front, but both times the superintendent reported that if he was taken the mine would have to stop.  So, Mr. Krauss’ services as miner were worth, perhaps, a hundred times what they would have been as soldier. He is buried at Monroe City Cemetery, born Feb 27, 1831-died Apr 3, 1911.]

Elias J. Krimminger - 1st Sergeant - Private - Born in Cabarrus Co., NC, resided in Union Co., NC and was by occupation a carpenter when he enlisted as a Private on March 15, 1862 at age 29.  Wounded in right arm at Wilderness, VA on May 5, 1864.  [Note: He was on the Reunion Committee of Co. A, 48th NC Infantry in Union Co., NC on Aug 9, 1879.  Applied for pension May 24, 1901 from Wingate at age 68.  He stated the following about the wound that he received at  Wilderness, VA: “I have a wound midway between the shoulder and elbow which in curing up left a false joint and my arm at that place is very limber and works at that false joint in all directions and I have no muscular control over it…” Widow Ida C. Krimminger applied for his pension July 24, 1929 from Charlotte (residence was 408 E. 4th St.). She stated that they had married in 1895 and that he died Aug. 2, 1905.  Buried at Historic Matthews Cemetery, born Mar 31, 1833-died Aug 2, 1905.]

Calvin Laney - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 19, 1862 at age 24 as a substitute.  Wounded in both thighs and captured at Sharpsburg, MD Sept. 17, 1862.  Hospitalized at Chester, PA, Oct. 2, 1862.  Transferred to Fort Delaware, DE.  Paroled and transferred; received at City Point, VA Dec. 18, 1862.  Additional information in record.       

John T. Laney - Private - Born in Henry Co., GA and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 24; Died June 19, 1864 in Richmond, VA. Additional information in record.  [Note: Buried in the Confederate section of Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA (plotU619).]

Wilson Brown Laney - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 43; Died Oct. 12, 1862 in hospital in Richmond, VA of “gangrenous wound of shoulder joint and erysipelas.” [Note: Buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.  Widow Mary L. Laney applied for his Confederate pension June 24, 1885 from Union Co.]

Joseph I. Lee - Sergeant - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted as a Private on Aug. 31, 1862 at age 28. [Note: Widow Margaret Lee applied for his pension July 5, 1910 from Olive Branch at age 64. He is buried in unmarked grave at Joseph Ingram Lee Cemetery, Lanesboro Road, Union Co.] 

James A. Lowry - 3rd Lieutenant - Born in Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted as a Private on March 31, 1862 at age 17. Promoted to Sergeant prior to Nov. 1, 1862. Elected 3rd Lieutenant on Sept. 28, 1863. Paroled at Greensboro on or about May 1, 1865. See service record for more information.  [Note: He was on the Reunion Committee of Co. A, 48th NC Infantry in Union Co., NC, Aug 9, 1879. The May 11, 1923 issue of The Monroe Journal mentioned that he had moved to Georgia, but it was not known if he was still living.]

Silas Lucas - Private – Born in Lancaster District, SC and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Feb. 25, 1862 at age 20; Killed Sept. 17, 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD.

Aaron W. Manis - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 27; Died Nov. 24, 1862 in Lynchburg, VA of typhoid pneumonia. [Note: Buried at the Old Lynchburg Cemetery.]

Cyrus Manis - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on May 5, 1862 at age 17; Died Nov. 28, 1862 in Richmond, VA of pneumonia.

William E. Manis - Private - Enlisted on Aug. 10, 1862 in Union Co, NC.  No further record after Apr. 1863.

William Mars - Private – Born in Mecklenburg Co., NC and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Feb. 26, 1862 at age 32; Died Aug. 23, 1862 in hospital in Richmond, VA of disease. [Note: Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, VA Marker for him at Round Top Baptist Church, Waxhaw, Union Co., NC gives his birth and death dates as 1830-1862.]

William B. May - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on Aug. 10, 1862 at age 30.  Right arm fractured at Fredericksburg, VA, Dec. 13, 1862.  Arm amputated.  Retired from service Mar. 22, 1865.

William James McBride - Private – Born in Williamsburg District, SC and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Mar. 6, 1862 at age 43. Discharged on Sept. 9, 1863 by reason of disability. [Note: Born 1819-died 1874, buried at Gilboa United Methodist Church, Union Co., NC]

Joseph H. McCoy - Private – Born in Philadelphia, PA and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Feb. 17, 1862 at age 16.  No record after Apr. 1864.

Elijah Stilwell McLain - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 17, 1862 at age 39; Died Nov. 3, 1862 in Front Royal, VA of disease.

John L. McLelland - Private – Born in Cabarrus Co., NC and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 1, 1862 at age 26.  Wounded at Sharpsburg, MD on Sept. 17, 1862.  Wounded at Bristoe Station, VA on Oct. 14, 1863.  Wounded in the hand at Wilderness, VA on may 5-6, 1864.  In hospital at Richmond, VA on June 11, 1864.  No further record.

Joseph Medlin - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 12, 1862 at age 21.  Deserted on an unspecified date and “brought back from desertion” on April 7, 1864.  Confined at Castle Thunder Prison, Richmond, VA through Jan. 1865.  Hospitalized at Salisbury, NC on Feb. 20, 1865 with pneumonia.  Captured by enemy at or near Amelia Court House, VA about April 3, 1865.  Confined at Point Lookout, MD until taking the Oath of Allegiance and released June 4, 1865.

James Mills - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 20, 1862 at age 28.  Hospitalized at Richmond, VA on or about Aug. 26, 1864 with gunshot wound of right shoulder.  Paroled at Greensboro, NC on May 1, 1865.

William E. Morris - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 10, 1862 at age 23.  Records indicate that he was transferred to Co. F, 35th NC Infantry on May 27, 1863, although he is not listed on the roster of that unit.

Charles Moser - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on April 28, 1862 at age 28.  Wounded in the left foot at Fredericksburg, VA on Dec. 13, 1862.  Discharged April 1, 1864 by reason of the wound to his left foot.

General M. Moser - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 17, 1862 at age 23; Killed May 5, 1864 at Wilderness, VA.

George W. Moser - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on May 5, 1862 at age 31; Died Nov. 13, 1862 in Lynchburg, VA of febris typhoides. [Note: Buried at the Old Lynchburg Cemetery.]

John Moser - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 17, 1862 at age 16 as a substitute.  Hospitalized at Culpeper, VA, Nov. 4, 1862.  No further record.

Simon Moser - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 17, 1862 at age 38.  Discharged May 10, 1862 after providing substitute.  Reenlisted in this company Oct. 15, 1864.

William Moser - Private – Enlisted in Union Co., NC  on Sept. 15, 1863 for the war; Furloughed for 60 days on Apr. 6, 1864.  Died prior to Jan. 11, 1865.  [Note: Buried in Virginia, although there is a marker for him placed by the SCV in 1991 at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Union Co, NC, born 1823-died 1865.]

Burwell Mullis - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 33. Deserted on or about Oct. 26, 1862.  Returned to duty before Jan. 1863.  Paroled at Greensboro, NC on or about May 1, 1865.  [Note: Widow Beedy Mullis applied for his Confederate pension July 5, 1901 from Union Co.]

Elisha Mullis [Elisha William Mullis] - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 28.  Deserted on Oct. 26, 1862.  Returned to duty before June 30, 1863.  Deserted to the enemy on or about Feb. 6, 1865.  Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [Note: He swore allegiance to the United States Constitution at City Point, Virginia on February, 9, 1865.  He was listed as having light complexion, dark hair, brown eyes and was 5' 8” tall. He died in January 1904 and is buried at Spring Creek Cemetery, Oregon Co, Missouri, along with his 2nd wife.]

George W. Mullis - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 28.  Wounded in the hand and shoulder and captured near Bristoe Station VA, Oct. 14, 1863.  Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC and transferred to Point Lookout, Md., Oct. 27, 1863.  Paroled Apr. 27, 1864.  Received at City Point, VA, Apr. 30, 1864 for exchange.  [Note: Applied for Confederate pension July 1, 1901 from Union Co.]

Jacob Mullis - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug 21, 1862 at age 26.  Deserted on Oct. 26, 1862 and returned to duty on unspecified date.  Wounded in hand and shoulder at Fredericksburg, VA, Dec. 13, 1862.  Wounded in the hand at Wilderness, VA, May 5-6, 1864.  Hospitalized at Danville, VA  Furloughed June 19, 1864.  Deserted to the enemy on Nov. 28, 1864. 

James B. Mullis – [Note: No record of him being in this unit, although there is a N.C. pension record that indicates that he may have served in this unit.  James B. Mullis applied for pension March 13, 1905 from Mecklenburg Co, NC at age 90.  He stated that he had enlisted in the 48thCalvery” in the Fall of 1864 (note: there was not a 48th NC Cavalry).  It goes on to say that he was not wounded but was unable to perform any work due to his physical condition and “am supported by my widowed daughter who can hardly support her own children.”]

John W. Mullis - Private - Born in Union Co., NC and resided there where he was a farmer when he enlisted on Feb. 25, 1862 at age 19; Wounded in the arm and hand at Fredericksburg, VA, Dec. 13, 1862.  Hospitalized and died Jan. 31, 1863 in Richmond, VA from wounds.

Sherwood L. Mullis [on roster as Sherrod L. Mullis] - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 25.  Deserted on Oct. 26, 1862.  Reported present in Jan.-June, 1863.  Captured at Bristoe Station, VA, Oct. 14, 1863.  Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC and transferred to Point Lookout, Md., where he was paroled Feb. 24, 1865. Exchanged at Aiken’s Landing, James River, VA, after Mar. 4, 1865. [Note: Born July 23, 1837 and died Oct. 3, 1929. Buried at Lewis Williams Family Cemetery, Union Co., NC. Applied for Confederate pension Feb 4, 1929 from Union Co.   Also seeCivil War Profiles” article by JoAnn Stevenson published  Nov 19, 1981 in The Enquirer-Journal, Monroe, NC (copy available at the Heritage Room in Monroe) which gives more details of his life and has a photo of him and family.]

A. R. Murphy – Place and date of enlistment not reported, although probably enlisted prior to Oct. 31, 1864.  Deserted to the enemy about Mar. 25, 1865 and was confined at Washington, DC, Mar. 29, 1865. Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance. 

Marmaduke D. Myers - Private - Born in Anson Co., NC and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on April 14, 1862 at age 23.  Injured in an accident prior to Nov. 1, 1862 when the wheels of a railroad car ran over his left hand.  Discharged June 24, 1863 by reason of “anchylosis of the left hand.”  On detail as a guard in Charlotte, NC, from July 17, 1863 through Oct. 1864, and on duty as a clerk from Nov. 26, 1864 through Feb. 8, 1865.  Paroled in Charlotte on May 3, 1865.  [Note: Born June 9, 1839 and died June 25, 1909. buried at Monroe City (Suncrest) Cemetery, Union Co., NC]

James N. Nash - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 23, 1862 at age 29. Hospitalized at Culpeper, VA, Nov. 4, 1862.  No further record.

William Washington Owens - Private - Born in Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on. March 19, 1862.  Wounded in the breast at Fredericksburg, VA, Dec. 13, 1862.  Died on Dec. 15, 1862, location not reported.

John Peninger - Corporal - Born in Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted as a Private on March 8, 1862 at age 33.  Promoted to Corporal about May-Oct., 1864.  Paroled at Greensboro, NC about May 1, 1865.  [Note: Is he the same John Penegar Dec 23, 1828-Mar 1, 1898 buried at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church?]

Philip Peninger - Private - Born in Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 8, 1862 at age 27.  Wounded in the breast at Fredericksburg, VA, Dec. 13, 1862 and returned to duty prior to March 1, 1863.  [Note: He was on the Reunion Committee of Co. A, 48th NC Infantry in Union Co., NC, Aug 9, 1879.]

Jacob Postel Penninger - Private – Born in what is now Union Co., NC.  Had previously served in Co. F, 35th NC Infantry.  Joined Co. A, 48th NC Infantry on July 29, 1862.  Wounded in the hand at Fredericksburg, VA, Dec. 13, 1862.  Wounded in the face at Wilderness, VA, May 5-6, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, NC about May 1, 1865.  [Note: Born Feb. 14, 1838 and died Aug. 6, 1913. Buried at Helms (Carmel) Cemetery. Widow Martha Peninger applied for his pension July 7, 1914 from Monroe Rte #1 at age 73.  Her husband “was until recently a blind pensioner from Union Co. and as such drew a pension from the State of N.C. up to his death.”  She applied for an increase in pension July 23, 1931 from Monroe at age 91.]  Also seeCivil War Profiles” article by JoAnn Stevenson published July 16, 1981 in The Enquirer-Journal, Monroe, NC (copy available at the Heritage Room in Monroe) which gives more details of his life and has photos of him and his wife.]

J. P. Phillips - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 25.  Wounded at Fredericksburg, VA, Dec. 13, 1862 and died there Dec. 18, 1862.

Francis M. Poer - Sergeant - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 10, 1862 at age 34.  Wounded in the cheek at Bristoe Station, VA on Oct. 14, 1863.  Promoted to Sergeant in July, 1863-April, 1864.  Paroled at Greensboro, NC on May 1, 1865.  [Note: Widow M. C. Poer applied for his Confederate pension July 1, 1912 from Union Co.]

James K. Polk - Private - Born in Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 17, 1862 at age 17.  Discharged in July 1862 by reason of disability.  [Note: James K. Polk applied for pension June 24, 1901 from Diamond Hill P.O., Anson County, at age 57.  He contracted measles in service which permanently affected him.  Was discharged about Sept. 1862.  Doctor’s report stated that he had weak lungs and chronic diarrhea.  He was approved for a Fourth Class pension.  He reapplied for pension June 25, 1910 from Polkton RFD #2, Anson County, at age 66.  Stated that he was “now unable to do manual labor and is without means of support.”  Doctor’s report stated that the applicant was ¾ disabled by reason of age, rheumatism and a diseased heart. “His poverty is conspicuous.” Buried at Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Anson Co., NC. Born Sept. 1, 1844-died Apr. 14, 1922.]

Shelby H. Polk - Private - Born in Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 17, 1862 at age 28.  Promoted to Sergeant in 1862.  Wounded in the arm and leg at Fredericksburg, VA, Dec. 13, 1862.  Reduced to ranks about Aug. 1, 1863.  “Stunned by a shell” at Bristoe Station, VA on Oct. 14, 1863.  Killed June 3, 1864 at or near Cold Harbor, VA.

William Polk - Private - Born in Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 19, 1862 at age 32.  Hospitalized at Charlotte on Dec. 21, 1864 with catarrh and furloughed on Jan. 6, 1865.  No further records.

Wyatt Preslar - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on Feb. 20, 1862 at age 35.  Wounded in hand at Bristoe Station, VA on Oct. 14, 1863.  Wounded in head and/or face at or near Wilderness, VA, on or about may 5-6, 1864 and hospitalized at Richmond, VA until Oct. 6, 1864 when he was furloughed for 30 days.  Paroled at Greensboro, NC on May 1, 1865. 

Andrew C. Presley - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 19. Wounded in the finger and/or chest at Sharpsburg, MD, on or about Sept. 17, 1862.  Wounded in shoulder at Fredericksburg, VA on Dec. 13, 1862.  Wounded at Bristoe Station, VA on or about Oct. 14, 1863.  Wounded in the arm and foot at Wilderness, VA, May 5-6, 1864.  Transferred to Co. F, 35th Regiment N.C. Troops on Oct. 25, 1864.  [Note: Also seeCivil War Profiles” article by JoAnn Stevenson published March 10, 1983 in The Enquirer-Journal, Monroe, NC (copy available at the Heritage Room in Monroe) which gives more details and has a photo of him.  He applied for a Confederate pension June 15, 1901 from Union Co.  Died in 1921 and is buried at the Pressley Cemetery on Weddington Road.]

Gilliam Presley - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 34.  Last company records available for him were that he was present through Oct., 1864.  

Milton Pressley - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 37.  Wounded in the hand at Fredericksburg, VA on Dec. 13, 1862.  Wounded at Bristoe Station, VA on Oct. 14, 1863 and died Oct. 15, 1863 of wounds.  

James Postell Presson - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 10, 1862 at age 26.  Killed Dec. 13, 1862 in Fredericksburg, VA.

Lemuel R. Presson - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 20, 1862 at age 24.  Died Nov. 22, 1862 in hospital at Petersburg, VA of disease.

Samuel Newton Presson - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 22.  Wounded in the left thigh at bristoe Station, VA, Oct. 14, 1863 and furloughed for 30 days on Oct. 27, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, VA on Apr. 14, 1864 with debilitas.  [Note: Was on a Committee that was planning a Confederate Reunion in Union Co., Aug. 1879.  Born Nov. 21, 1840 and died Sept. 18, 1888. Buried at Presson Cemetery, Unionville, Union Co., NC] 

Moses W. H. Price [Moses Wade Hampton Price] - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 29.  Mustered in as a Corporal but reduced to ranks in Nov. 1862-Feb. 1863, “for prolonged absence.” Died Dec. 16, 1863 in hospital at Gordonsville, VA of febris typhoides. [Note: Buried at Maplewood Cemetery, Orange County, VA.  His will was probated in April Term of Court 1864 and recorded in Union Co., NC Will Book 1, p. 232.]

William P. Rape - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 5, 1862 at age 20.  Hospitalized Aug. 24, 1862 with remittent fever.  Reported present through March-April 1864.

Hilliard J. Ross - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a miner when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 44.  Wounded in the ankle at Bridtoe Station, VA, Oct. 14, 1863.  Died prior to April 30, 1864 at Richmond, VA.

John T. Ross – Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC when he enlisted Oct. 4, 1861 in Co. F, 35th NC Infantry. Transferred to Co. A, 48th NC Infantry on May 27, 1863.  Left arm fractured at Reams’ Station, VA on Aug. 25, 1864 and was amputated.  Retired to Invalid Corps on Jan. 10, 1865.  [Note: Born June 10, 1844 and died Jan. 11, 1896. Buried at Old Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Indian Trail, Union Co., NC.  Applied for artificial limb Feb. 29, 1867.  Applied for Confederate pension July 6, 1885 from Union Co.]

Ellis Pinkney Rushing - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 20.  Wounded in the right leg and left shoulder at Fredericksburg, VA on Dec. 13, 1862.  Captured at Bristoe Station, VA on Oct. 14, 1863 and confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC.  Transferred to Point Lookout, MD on Oct. 27, 1863 where he was paroled on Feb. 24, 1865.  Received on or about March 2, 1865 for exchange.  Furloughed for thirty days on March 8, 1865. 

Thomas A. Secrest - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on April 1, 1862 at age 20.  Died of disease on the march from Wilmington, NC to Charleston, SC on Feb. 26-27, 1863. [Note: Buried at the Secrest Family Cemetery, Secrest Shortcut Rd., Union Co., NC]

Daniel Shavers - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 20, 1862 at age 18.  Wounded at Sharpsburg, MD on Sept. 17, 1862 and was left in hospital.  Captured by the enemy on an unspecified date.  Paroled Sept. 27, 1862. 

Stephen M. Simmons - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Feb. 21, 1862 at age 17.  No further records.

Luke Sinclair - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 21, 1862 at age 30.  Wounded in the leg at Bristoe Station, VA on Oct. 14, 1863.  Reported present through Oct. 1864.  [Note: Born July 4, 1832 and died Sept. 29, 1910. Buried at Holly Cemetery, near Marshville, Union Co., NC.  Applied for pension July 5, 1910 from Marshville at age 78.]

Hugh Starnes - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted first in Co. C, 10th Battalion NC Heavy Artillery on March 19, 1862 at age 44.  Transferred to Co. A, 48th NC Infantry on Jan. 30, 1863.  Wounded in the hand at Wilderness, VA, May 5-6, 1864.  Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA on Apr. 9, 1865.  [Note: Born 1818-Died 1867, buried at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Union Co., NC.  Widow Rebecca Starnes applied for his Confederate pension July 19, 1901 from Union Co.]

Burton C. Steagall - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Oct. 25, 1864.  Paroled at Greensboro, NC on or about May 1, 1865. 

Elbert Haney Steagall - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Aug. 10, 1862 at age 19.  Wounded in the arm at Fredericksburg, VA on dec. 13, 1862.  Reported present or accounted for through Oct. 1864. 

Samuel B. Stephenson - Private - Born in Mecklenburg Co., NC and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on Jan. 9, 1864 at age 17.  Hospitalized at Richmond, Va. on May 17, 1864 with “remittent fever” and returned to duty on June 16, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, NC on or about May 1, 1865. [Note: Born Nov 27, 1845-died Dec 26, 1919 and is buried at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.]

James M. Stitt - 1st Lieutenant - Born in Mecklenburg Co., NC and resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted as a Sergeant on March 19, 1862 at age 25. Mustered in as Sergeant.  Elected 2nd Lieutenant on Oct. 10, 1862. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on Sept. 27, 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.  See service record for more information. [Note: Received the Confederate Cross of Honor on June 3, 1903.]

Richard H. Stitt - 1st Lieutenant - Born in Mecklenburg Co., NC and resided in Union Co., NC where he was a merchant when he was elected a 2nd Lieutenant on Feb. 17, 1862 at age 31; Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on July 15, 1862.  Died Dec. 27, 1862 in a hospital in Richmond, VA of pneumonia. See service record for more information. [Note: His death notice appeared in the N. C. Argus (Wadesboro, NC) January 15, 1863.  Buried at Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mecklenburg Co., NC. ]

James William Therrell - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there when he enlisted in Co. F, 35th NC Infantry on Oct. 4, 1861 at age 25. Transferred to Co. A, 48th NC Infantry on Oct. 25, 1864. [Note: Soldier made application to the N.C. Soldiers Home on Jan. 30, 1907 while a resident of Waxhaw, age 65. Was a farmer, had dark complexion, stood 5’ 8” tall.  He was admitted to the home in April 1907.] 

John M. Thomas - Sergeant - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a merchant when he enlisted as a Private on Feb. 17, 1862 at age 27.  Captured at or near Sharpsburg, MD, on or about Sept. 17, 1862.  Paroled at or near Winchester, VA, on or about Oct. 4, 1862.  Wounded at Fredericksburg, VA, on or about Dec. 13, 1862.  Promoted to Sergeant in July, 1863-April, 1864.  Wounded at Bristoe Station, VA, on or about Oct. 14, 1863.  Captured at Salisbury, NC on April 12, 1865 and sent to Nashville, TN.  Transferred to Louisville, KY, where he arrived on May 1, 1865.  Transferred to Camp Chase, OH, where he arrived May 4, 1865.  Released June 13, 1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance.  [Note: According to his death certificate, he was born Aug. 5, 1834 and died April 18, 1917 and is buried at Monroe Cemetery.] Photo can be seen here: http://www.angelfire.com/nc/benjthomasofansonnc/David.html

Osborne Thomas - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on April 28, 1862 at age 26; Killed Dec. 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.  [Note: He wrote his Last Will and Testament on Apr 25, 1862, in which he mentioned his wife and set aside sixty-five acres solely for his children.]

Stephen M. Timmons - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a clerk when he enlisted on Feb. 21, 1862 at age 17.  Wounded in the side and/or arm at or near Wilderness, VA, on or about May 5-6, 1864.  Paroled at Greensboro, NC on May 1, 1865.

Andrew G. Trull - Private - Born in what is now Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 1, 1862 at age 25.  Sent to hospital on Jan. 3, 1863.  In hospital in Danville, VA in March-April, 1863, and was reported at that time “to have done only forty days’ service in the past fourteen months.”  Wounded in the right forearm and left hand at or near Globe Tavern, VA, on or about Aug. 21, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, VA.  Furloughed for sixty days on Jan. 28, 1865. 

Leslie A. W. Turner - Captain - Born in Kershaw District, SC and resided in Union Co., NC where he was a clerk when he was appointed 1st Lieutenant on Feb. 17, 1862 at age 26.  Promoted to Captain on July 15, 1862.  Paroled at Greensboro on May 1, 1865.  See service record for more information.  [Note: He was on the Reunion Committee of Co. A, 48th NC Infantry in Union Co., NC, Aug 9, 1879. Born Sept. 14, 1836 and died April 9, 1903. Buried at Monroe City (Suncrest) Cemetery, Union Co., NC.  His obituary in the April 14, 1903 issue of THE MONROE JOURNAL says this about his Civil War experience: “…lived here continuously except for the four years which he spent on the battlefields of Virginia.  He was among the first volunteers, and nothing could be said in greater testimonies of his qualities as a soldier than that he was elected captain of Company A, 48th North Carolina regiment.  This was one of the fighting regiments of the Southern army, and in all its conflicts Capt. TURNER bore a gallant part.  His love for his comrades and their memory grew with each year of his life, and nothing gave him greater pleasure than to attend their reunions or to talk over the days of their struggle...”]

Francis L. Wiatt [on roster as Francis L. Wiant]  - Captain - Born in Fredericksburg, VA and resided in Union Co., NC as a miner when he was appointed Captain on Feb. 17, 1862 at age 46. Promoted to Major July 15, 1862 and transferred to Field and Staff of this regiment. Resigned on Sept. 20, 1862 by reason of wounds to the leg he received at Harper’s Ferry. See service record for more information.  [Note: He was in Missouri by 1842 where he was married. On April 22, 1854, he was appointed Postmaster of Oakville PO, Union Co, NC.  He was listed in Walkersville P.O. in 1860 and his occupation was miner.  It was said that "he was an old man and won the respect of the whole regiment."  He was mayor of Monroe just after the war, and was listed as a lawyer on the 1870 census.  His widow was living in Los Angeles, CA in 1880 with several of their children.]

Joseph W. Williams - Private - Enlisted in Union Co., NC on Oct. 26, 1864 at age 40. He was wounded at Hatcher's Run, VA, Feb. 5, 1865. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA on April 9, 1865.  [Note: Applied for pension July 6, 1903 from Baucom P.O. at age 79.  Stated that he received a slight wound in 1865, but was now disabled due to age and feebleness. Born Dec 26, 1823-died May 9, 1906 and is buried at Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Union Co., NC]

William M. Willoughby - Private - Born in Anson Co., NC and resided in Union Co., NC as a farmer when he enlisted on March 12, 1862 at age 18.  Captured at Sharpsburg, MD, Sept. 17, 1862. Company records show that he took the Oath of Allegiance, although records of the Provost Marshal do not substantiate that report.

James M. Winchester - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted on March 8, 1862 at age 19; Killed Sept. 17, 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD.

John Houston Winchester - Private - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted as a Sergeant on Feb. 17, 1862 at age 30.  Reduced to ranks in Nov. 1862-Feb. 1863.  Promoted to Sergeant in March-April, 1863.  Reduced to ranks in July 1863-April 1864.   [Note: He was on the Reunion Committee of Co. A, 48th NC Infantry in Union Co., NC, Aug 9, 1879. The Monroe Journal of May 11, 1923 published this:

            “…Company A, 48th regiment, made up of Union county men, had 204 men in it and surrendered nine at Appomattox.  Since then the ranks have grown thinner.  Today, John H. WINCHESTER is the last living member of the company, unless James LOWRY, another member is yet alive in Georgia.  Squire WINCHESTER has not heard from him in a long time and is not certain whether he is yet living…”  Soldier applied for pension July 7, 1924 from Monroe at age 93.  Widow M. Ella Winchester applied for pension Aug. 13, 1929 at age 66, a resident of 404 N. Hayne St., Monroe. She stated that her husband had enlisted in 1862, they married March 16, 1890 and that he died in Dec. 1927.  She applied for an increase in pension on Oct. 6, 1938 at age 75.  Ella A. Winchester was on pension list in July 1946 in Union Co, NC.  He is buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, born Feb. 9, 1832, died Feb. 4, 1928.]

John R. Winchester - Adjutant - Resided in Union Co., NC when he enlisted as a 3rd Lieutenant on Feb. 17, 1862 at age 30.  Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and on July 15 1862.  Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on December 27, 1862.  Appointed Adjutant (1st Lieutenant) and transferred to Field and Staff of this regiment on Sept. 27, 1863.  Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA, April 9, 1865.  He was a very good officer and soldier.  He was a cheerful and lively man and was generally ready for any fun with officers or men.  The men all liked Winchester.”  [Note: Article in the  June 30, 1903 issue of  The Monroe Journal stated that “The battle flag of the 48th North Carolina Regiment, in possession of Mr. J. R. WINCHESTER of Charlotte, is expected to be here next Saturday – the 4th.”  He was born February 22, 1831-died Feb. 22, 1915 and is buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, NC.]

William G. Winchester - Private – Born in Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 39.  Mustered in as a Corporal.  Wounded at or near King’s School House, VA on June 25, 1862.  Hospitalized at Richmond, VA, Sept. 27, 1862, with gunshot wounds of the leg and finger.  Furloughed for 30 days on Nov. 12, 1862.  Reduced to ranks in Nov. 1862-Feb. 1863, “for prolonged absence.”  Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA on April 9, 1865.  Served as a teamster during much of the war.  [Note: Born Nov 18, 1821-died Mar 11, 1890, buried at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.]

Enoch Yandles - Private – Born in Union Co., NC and resided there as a farmer when he enlisted on March 15, 1862 at age 43, as a substitute.  Wounded at Sharpsburg, MD, on or about Sept. 17, 1862.  Discharged on Dec. 4, 1862, by reason of “epilepsy.” 

William C. Young - Private - Enlisted in Union Co., on Oct. 25, 1864.  Paroled at Greensboro, NC on or about April 27, 1865. 

 

 

Some sources:

o        Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of North Carolina.

 

o        North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster Vol. XI

 

o        Confederate Pension Records

 

o        Cemetery records

 

o        The Monroe Enquirer, August 9, 1879

 

o        The Charlotte Democrat, Sept 12, 1890

 

o        The Monroe Journal, June 9, 1903

 

o        A Roster of Confederate Soldiers Buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia, Published by Farmers and Merchants National Bank for Turner Ashby Chapter No. 54, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

 

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