Photo: 30th NC Infantry battle flagAge at Enlistment: 21
Length of Service: 1862-1865
State: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted on Co. K with his brother Martin Church on 17 Sep 1862; listed as deserted 15 Apr 1863 at Hamilton’s Crossing, Va.; reportedly found guilty and sentenced to be shot, but Court ruled the sentence illegal and he was returned to duty 30 Apr 1864; captured at Amelia C.H., VA on 6 Apr 1865 and sent to Point Lookout, then released 24 June 1865 at City Point, Va.
Survived War: Yes
Cemetery / Burial: John C. Church Family Cemetery, Ashe Co., NCSoldier Info: Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1841; Died in Ashe Co., NC in 1890
Relationship to Author: 2nd cousin 5x