Photos: 26th NC Infantry battle flag
Age at Enlistment: 30
Length of Service: 1861-1864
State: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted in Co. A on 9 Oct 1862; severely wounded in action at Pickett’s charge in Gettysburg on 3 Jul 1863; one of only four Soldiers from Co. A to survive the charge; captured 3 Jul 1863; reported at hospital in Chambersburg 17 Jul 1863 where his right leg was likely amputated at the thigh; transferred to Harrisburg, PA on 17 Aug 1863; sent to West’s Building Hospital, Baltimore, Md on 3 Sep 1863; was still in hospital there in Baltimore until transferred to City Point, VA on 12 Nov 1863; shortly after arriving there was sent home; was on the Co. A 26th NC rolls until officially “retired” abt Oct 1864.
Survived War: Yes
Cemetery / Burial: Jesse Baldwin Family Cemetery, Ashe Co., NC; Confederate plate marker
Soldier Info: Born at Whitetop, Grayson Co., VA in 1831; Died at Lansing, Ashe Co., NC in 1909; After the war he became a Baptist Minister Primitive Baptist Church at Big Helton in Lansing, Ashe Co., NC; he and his wife Marilda had 9 children, 5 boys and 4 girls.
Relationship to Author: 2nd cousin 4x