|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1863|
Civil War Confederate Soldier. This Confederate Private enlisted into service on June 12, 1863 at Wilmington, North Carolina and was mustered into Company F of the 51st North Carolina Infantry. Obedience to orders, he transferred to Charleston, South Carolina to aid in the defense of the “holy city”. On July 18th, 1863, the 51st NC was in position to blunt a strong Union attack against Battery Wagner on Morris Island, SC. After delivering a “shower of grape and canister” followed with a “terrible fire of musketry”, the 51st was instrumental in its successful efforts in defending the battery. In all likelihood, the newly recruited Spivey received his mortal wound during the height of this action. He succumbed to his wound on August 24, 1863 after only being in service a little over two months.
1. AIKIN is a variant of his first name.
2. The August death date is recorded in "North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster". It is in disagreement with what is inscribed on the soldier’s marker (July 26, 1863).
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Aug 07, 2005
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