Photo: 26th NC Infantry battle flagAge at Enlistment: 26
Length of Service: 1863-1865
State: North Carolina
Service Record: (Error in name originally “Joseph” , but was corrected in the military file); Enlisted in Co. A on 15 Mar 1863. Captured in trenches at Petersburg, Va. in 22 Aug 1864 and transported to City Point, Va.; took the Oath on 9 Sep 1864; sent to Old Capitol Prison 12 Sep 1864; sent to Old Capitol Prison hospital b/w 17-19 Sep with chronic diarrhea, RTD 19 Sep 1864; Sent to Elmira, NY prison on 27 Oct 1864; released 6 May 1865; Postmaster after the war.
Survived War: Yes
Cemetery / Burial: Konnarock Cemetery, Washington Co., VA; civilian headstone
Soldier Info: Born in Laurel Springs, Ashe Co., NC in 1836 ; Died in 1905 in Konnarock, Washington, Co., VA
Relationship to Author: 3rd Great Grandfather