Bare, Alfred

Photos:  26th NC Infantry battle flag

26 NC Battle flagAge at Enlistment:  31

Length of Service: 1862-1863

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:   26th NC Infantry Regiment

Service Record: Conscripted to service 9 Oct 1862 in Co. A; Died on 1 May 1863 at Weldon, NC from serious injuries sustained in head-on collision of two trains. He lingered in the hospital for several weeks until he died on the 4th of Jul 1863; this was one day after the 26th had the most casualties as part of Picketts’ Charge at Gettysburg 3 Jul 1863, over 80%, the largest of any regiment during the battle and one of the biggest losses by any regiment during the Civil War.

Survived WarNo

Cemetery / Burial:   Weldon Confederate Cemetery, Weldon, Halifax Co., NC; name appears on memorial wall:alfred bare on wallSoldier Info:  Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1831; Died near Weldon, NC in 1863

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