Photo: battle flag of the 55th NC Infantry
Age at Enlistment: 33
Length of Service: 1862-1864
State: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted on 22 Mar 1862 in Co. B as a Sergeant, age 30; Captured at Gettysburg, PA, 1 Jul 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware union prison 6 Jul 1863. Transferred to Point Lookout union prison 20 Oct 1863. Died at Point Lookout on 13 Feb 1864 of disease.
Survived War: No
Cemetery / Burial: The “Old Confederate Cemetery”, Fredericksburg City Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA there is a marker for him located: SECTION 12 ROW 7, but also Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery, St. Mary’s County, MD where he died of disease.
Note: Six Confederate generals and more than 3,300 southern soldiers are buried there, 2,184 of them are unknown.
Soldier Info: Born in Wilkes Co., NC in 1829; Died at Point Lookout in 1864
Relationship to Author: 2nd cousin 6x