27th NC - Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/ 27th NC - Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh First National Flag of the Confederacy On December 27, 2013, when these images were taken, the sun was shining, the sky was clear, and a gentle breeze blew the flag over the graves of the Confederate soldiers buried here. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025034 188025034 ALDRIDGE, JESSE B., Private, Co. C RESIDED IN Lenoir County where he enlisted at age 18, April17, 1861. Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Present or accounted for until promoted to Musician in September-October, 1864, and transferred to the regimental band. Present or accounted for through February, 1865. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025024 188025024 CUNNINGHAM, JESSE, Private, Co. D Enlisted at Orange Court House, Virginia, March 1, 1864, for the war. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, June 2, 1864, with a gunshot wound. Place and date wounded not reported. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1864. Present or accounted for until he died in hospital at Raleigh on January 20, 1865, or "diarrhoea ch[ronic]." http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025026 188025026 FREEMAN, WILLIAM J., Private, Co. D Born in Lenoir County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lenoir County at age 31, April 22, 1861. Wounded in the neck and right shoulder at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Captured at Farmville, Virginia, April 6, 1865. Confined at Newport News, Virginia, until released on June 27, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025027 188025027 HAZARD, SAMUEL, Private, Co. D Enlisted in Lenoir County at age 37, April 27, 1861. Transferred to the C.S. Navy on April 1, 1864. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025032 188025032 PARKER, W. H., Private, Co. H Born in Pitt County and was by occupation a mechanic prior to enlisting in Pitt County on April 20, 1861. Present or accounted for until discharged on September 25, 1861, by reason of "chronic rheumatism." Discharge certificate gives his age as 31. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025030 188025030 PHILLIPS, THOMAS B., Private, Co. A Resided in Wayne County and enlisted at Fort Macon at age 22, August 12, 1861. Present or accounted for until captured at or near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on or about September 17, 1862. Requested that he not be exchanged and was apparently released on his promise not to rejoin the Confederate Army. [North Carolina pension records indicate he was wounded at New Bern on March 17, 1862; was wounded in the left arm and shoulder at "Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 31, 1862"; and was discharged after the battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863.] http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025028 188025028 QUARTERMUS, JAMES BENJAMIN, Sr., Private, Co. H Enlisted in Pitt County on April 20, 1861. Wounded in the left leg and right hand at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Reported absent on light duty from September-October, 1864 through February 1865. Records of the Federal Provost Marshall indicate he was a deserter who took the Oath of Allegiance at or near Washington. D.C., on or about April 12, 1865. NOTE: NC Troops spells the name "Quartermus" while the name on the family marker is "Quartermas". http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188026323 188026323 QUARTERMUS, JAMES BENJAMIN, Sr., Private, Co. H The veteran's marker has the surname spelled "Quartermast". http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025023 188025023 RAINEY, JOSIAH, Private, Co. G North Carolina pension records indicate that he served in this company. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025025 188025025 SIMPSON, J. D., Private, Co. I Born in Jones County and enlisted at Camp Green on July 15, 1861. Present or accounted for until he died at Raleigh on or about November 2, 1862. Cause of death not reported. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025031 188025031 Confederate Gazebo The gazebo in the Confederate section was decorated for Christmas. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025035 188025035 ALDERIDGE, WILLIAM R., Private Listed as a member of Co. C on his headstone but there is not a William R. Alderidge listed in that company in NC Troops. There is a William (NMI) Aldridge, Private, listed in Company F who survived the war. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188028868 188028868 FRY, L. P., Private Listed as a member of Co. D on the headstone, no listing for an L. P. Fry in the 27th NC was found in NC Troops. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188029773 188029773 PHILLIPS, LEONIDAS, Private Listed as a member of Co. A on the headstone, no listing for a Leonidas Phillips was found in NC Troops. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188029417 188029417 PIERCE, JOHN, Private Listed as a member of Co. H on the headstone, no listing for a John Pierce in the 27th NC was found in NC Troops. http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188029586 188029586 Oakwood Cemetery - Confederate Monument Sleep! warrior, sleep! the struggle, The battle cry is hushed, Our standards have been lowered, Our blooming hopes been crushed. Sleep! for thy name is cherished By the bravest and the best, And soldier's hearts woman's love Are with thee in thy rest. Geo. M. Whiting http://www.guilfordgreys.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188025036 188025036