Best, John R.


Age at Enlistment:  18

Length of Service: 1862-1865

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit: 3rd NC Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted in Co. A on 13 May 1862 with his brother James H.; wounded in action at Mechanicsville, Va on 26 June 1862 and sent to Hospital Richmond; then sent home on furlough; RTD Nov or Dec 1862; wounded again at Winchester on 15 Jun 1863; again sent home to recover; wounded again at Wilderness (with his brother) on 5 May 1864 and sent home to recover; RTD Nov 1864, but admitted to Winder hospital at Richmond on 24 Dec 1864, and RTD 27 Dec 1864; admitted for diarrhea at Richmond hospital on 1 Feb 1865, RTD; captured at Appomattox with the Army of No. Va. on 9 Apr 1865; sent home likely in June 1865

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Unknown, likely died at  Idalia, Beaufort, NC as the last census from 1910 shows him living there.

Soldier Info:  Born in Greene Co., NC in 1844; Died Beaufort Co., NC in 1912

Relationship to Author:  3rd cousin 7x

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