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Pvt William D McPherson

Pvt William D McPherson

Birth
Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 18 May 1864 (aged 23–24)
Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Plot North Carolina Section
Memorial ID 9760039 · View Source
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Company C "Anson Guard" from Anson County, N.C., 14th North Carolina Infantry "Last At Appomattox!", Ramseur's Brigade, Rodes' Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Initially served as Private in Co. H, 1st Regiment N.C. Infantry (6 months, 1861).
Resided in Cumberland County where he reenlisted at age 22, July 5, 1862, for the war.
Present or accounted for until captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on or about September 17, 1862.
Paroled at Keedysville, Maryland, September 20, 1862.
Rejoined the company prior to January 1, 1863, and present or accounted for until wounded at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Died of wounds.

"At Spottsylvania, May 12, a memorable day, Ramseur's brigade advanced, driving the blue-clad soldiers from a first line of breastworks and then rushing to a second, stronger line. When the 14th regiment, on the left, reached the near side of the works, the situation of its fellow-regiment, the 30th North Carolina, on the right, became grave. Going to the rescue the 14th drove into traverses and ousted the Federals at the point of the bayonet." [Transcribed from the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sunday, December 24, 1961.]

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  • Created by: BigFrench
  • Added: 5 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9760039
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William D McPherson (1840–18 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9760039, citing Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .