Photos: 26th NC Infantry battle flag
Age at Enlistment: 31
Length of Service: 1862-1863
State: North Carolina
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 War: No
Cemetery / Burial: Weldon Confederate Cemetery, Weldon, Halifax Co., NC; name appears on memorial wall:Soldier Info: Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1831; Died near Weldon, NC in 1863
Relationship to Author: 1st cousin 5x