|Death: ||May 6, 1863|
Civil War Confederate Officer. Someone at onetime made an attempt to repair a time and weathered worn grave marker in the Fourth Creek Presbyterian Cemetery in Statesville, North Carolina. The effort was not a professional job – truthfully it was not even a particular good one. Yet, it undoubtedly saved the memory of a long ago North Carolinian. He was Claudius S. Alexander, who at the age of eighteen voluntarily chose to serve the southern cause on June 7, 1861. The Iredell County resident would display faithful and gallant service thereafter in Company C, 4th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops. The lad entered as a dutiful Private but after a progression of promotions, he was appointed Captain on February 16, 1863. He survived the vast killing at Seven Pines, and had come through unharmed at Gaines' Mill and Sharpsburg. Then came the Battle of Chancellorsville. This Virginia battle was destructive to the 4th North Carolina. Entering the action with nearly 330 men, the regiment suffered a staggering 80% casualty rate in killed, wounded and missing. Captain Alexander was amongst these ill-fated ones. He was felled on May 3, 1863 and after three days of consuming pain, the young officer died of his wounds.
Joseph F. Alexander (1811 - 1870)
Cecilia Nancy Simonton Alexander (1816 - 1889)
Old Fourth Creek Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Feb 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24394791
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