Photo: 34th NC Infantry battle flagAge at Enlistment: 31
Length of Service: 1861-1865
State: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted in Co. A on 10 Aug 1861 and mustered in at Camp Fisher on 25 Oct 1861; became very sick in Jan-Feb 1862 and left at Gen Hosp in Raleigh, NC 10 Feb 1862; wounded in July 1862 near Richmond and went to Hosp with gunshot would right leg; served through 1863 until captured near Orange C.H., Va. 26 Jan 1864 (court marshaled and sentenced to be shot for desertion); made a POW early Feb 1864 and reported having frost bite, sprained wrist and cerebral issues (nervous anxiety, coma); might have deserted into union lines; sent to Old Capitol Prison hospital with frost bite 8 Feb 1864; transferred to NY prison 22 Mar 1864; released in May 1865 and returned home.
Survived War: Yes
Cemetery / Burial: Roans Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, Ashe Co., NC; Civilian headstone
Soldier Info: Born in Ore Knob, Ashe Co., NC in 1830; Died at Peak Creek, Ashe co. NC in 1915.
Relationship to Author: 1st cousin 5x