Church, Eli C.

Photo:  30th NC Infantry battle flag30th NC InfAge at Enlistment:  21

Length of Service: 1862-1865

State:  North Carolina

Rank:   Pvt

Unit:   30th NC Infantry Regiment

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 WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   John C. Church Family Cemetery, Ashe Co., NCSANYO DIGITAL CAMERASoldier Info:  Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1841; Died in Ashe Co., NC in 1890

Relationship to Author2nd cousin 5x