|Death: ||May 27, 1863|
A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER
He lived and enlisted in Guilford County, NC.
Enlisted on 6 April 1861 at age 23.
He died at New Guinea Station in Caroline County, VA.
The 21st N.C. Infantry Regiment, formerly the 11th Volunteers, was a twelve company command organized at Danville, Virginia, in June, 1861. Men of this unit were recruited in Davidson, Surry, Forsyth, Stokes, Rockingham, and Guilford counties. It was assigned to General Trimbles', Hokes', Godwins' and W.G. Lewis' Brigade.
After taking part in the Battle of First Manassas and Jacksons' Valley operations, the 21st participated in many conflicts of the army from the Seven Days' Battle to Bristoe. It was then involved in the engagements at Plymouth , Drewrys Bluff and Cold Harbor, marched with Jubal Early to the Shenandoah Valley and saw action around Appomattox.
The unit sustained 80 casualties at First Winchester , 13 at Cross Keys and Port Republic , 45 during the Seven Days' Battle, 51 at Groveton , 18 at Sharpsburg , and 24 at Fredericksburg . It lost 78 at Chancellorsville , twenty-eight percent of the 436 at Gettysburg , and 52 at Plymouth . In April, 1865, it surrendered with 6 officers and 117 men of which only 40 were armed.
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Record added: Apr 13, 2011
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