Photo: 30th NC Infantry battle flagAge at Enlistment: 24
Length of Service: 1862-1865
State: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted in Co. K on 17 Sep 1862 with his brother Eli Church; sent to Charlottsville Hosp on 7 Dec 1862 with Pneumonia and RTD 13 Jan 1863; listed as deserted 15 Apr 1863 and reportedly found guilty and sentenced to be shot, with other members of the 30th NC, but Court ruled the sentence illegal and he was returned to duty 30 Apr 1864; captured at Farmville, 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 1838; Died in Ashe Co., NC in 1911
Relationship to Author: 2nd cousin 5x