Guilford
Greys

  Co. B, 27th North Carolina Troops

The Original Guilford Greys

"From the period of the outbreak of the war in April, 1861, to the surrender of the Confederate army in April, 1865, the muster rolls of the Grays have contained one hundred and eighty names. . . . A large proportion sleep, unmindful of the rude farmer's ploughshare upon the fields made memorable by their deeds."

Captain John A. Sloan,
Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B, 27th N. C. Regiment

     

The "Guilford Greys" was formally organized as a militia company in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, on the 15th of March, 1860. It was on this date that the officers received their commissions from North Carolina Governor John W. Ellis. The timing purposely coincided with the anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, "an honored day among the people of old Guilford."

 

The company was mustered into Confederate service on June 20, 1861, and was eventually assigned to the 27th North Carolina Regiment and designated as Company B. 


Some of the individuals listed below have a link to a photograph of their headstone or memorial stone at the end of their listing. Photographs of stones of other members of the original Guilford Greys will be added as they become available.

OFFICERS

 

CAPTAINS

 

SLOAN, JOHN - Elected Captain on April 20, 1861; elected Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment on September 28, 1861, and transferred to the Field and Staff of the regiment. Later served as Colonel of the regiment.

 

ADAMS, WILLIAM - Shot through the abdomen and killed on September 17, 1862, while "fighting nobly on the bloody Field of   Sharpsburg," Maryland. Captain Adams is buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, NC. "Young in years, high in hopes, illustrious in daring and chivalrous deeds, he fills a soldier's grave in the quiet of his native town -- mourned by all who knew him."  Headstone 1 / Headstone 2  Headstone photos courtesy of E. Martin

 

SLOAN, JOHN A. - Mustered in as Sergeant. Detailed as acting Sergeant Major of the regiment and transferred to the Field and Staff on May 1, 1861. Elected 2nd Lieutenant on January 14, 1862, and transferred back to this company. Elected 1st Lieutenant on April 22, 1862, and was promoted to Captain on September 17, 1862. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, on May 5, 1864. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.  John A. Sloan died in 1885. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.  Headstone photo courtesy of E. Martin 


LIEUTENANTS

 

CAMPBELL, CHARLES A., 2nd Lieutenant - Killed "on skirmish line" at Pole Green Church, Virginia, on June 2, 1864.

 

GIBSON, RUFUS B., 1st Lieutenant - Captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, until exchanged. Paroled at Greensboro in 1865.

 

GILMER, JOHN ALEXANDER, Jr., 2nd Lieutenant - Resided in Guilford County and enlisted at Fort Macon at age 23. Elected 3rd Lieutenant on or about April 20, 1861, and was elected 2nd Lieutenant on October 5, 1861. Present or accounted for until he was elected Major on January 6, 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment. Later served as Colonel of this regiment. His obituary appeared in the Greensboro Patriot on March 23, 1892. He is buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, NC. Col. Gilmer's frock coat is in the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA. 

 

GRAHAM, BENJAMIN G., 2nd Lieutenant

 

HANNER, FRANK. A., 1st Lieutenant - Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, May 30, 1864, with a gunshot wound. Place and date wounded not reported. Died in hospital at Richmond on June 4, 1864, of wounds and "dysenteria chron(ic)."

 

McKNIGHT, JOHN H., 1st Lieutenant - Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on September 17, 1862. Killed at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. "He fell . . . foremost in the charge; was left on the field, and captured by the enemy. On the morning of the 15th, we found his body in the thicket beyond the railroad, where the enemy had left him to die. Here we buried him. His remains were afterwards removed, and interred in the cemetery at Greensboro."

 

MOREHEAD, JAMES T., Jr., 1st Lieutenant - Later served as Captain of Company C, 45th Regiment N.C. Troops and eventually became Colonel of the 53rd N.C. Regiment. - Buried in the First Presbyterian Church graveyard behind the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, N.C. - Headstone photo courtesy of Keith Osborn, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Committee

 

WILSON, WILLIAM P., 3rd Lieutenant - Elected 3rd Lieutenant on October 5, 1861. Later served as Adjutant of this regiment. - Buried in the First Presbyterian Church graveyard behind the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, N.C. - 

Headstone photo courtesy of Keith Osborn, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Committee

Click here for additional information on William P. Wilson.

 

LOGAN, Jno. E., M.D. - Initially served as surgeon of the Greys, appointed Surgeon of the 4th N.C. Regiment, eventually transferred to the 14th N.C. Regiment where he served as surgeon until the end of the War. - Buried in the First Presbyterian Church graveyard behind the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, N.C. - Headstone photo courtesy of Keith Osborn, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Committee

 

NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES

 

ARCHER, WASHINGTON D., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland. September 17, 1862. Returned to duty prior to December, 1862, when he was killed at Fredericksburg, Virginia. "A splendid specimen of a soldier."

 

AYER, HENRY W., Private

 

AYERS, HARDY L., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. Wounded again in the left thigh at Reams Station, Virginia, August 25, 1864. Left leg amputated. Retired to the Invalid Corps on November 12, 1864.

 

AYERS, JAMES, Private

 

BOLING, RICHARD G., Private - Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, January 10, 1863, of "pneumonia" and/or "phthisis."

 

BOONE, HENRY M., Private - Wounded and captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, February 24, 1865, for exchange. Paroled again at Greensboro on May 24, 1865.

 

BROOKS, THOMAS D., Private

 

BROWN, JOSEPH E., Private

 

BROWN, PETER M., Private - Wounded in the right hip and captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Confined at Fort McHenry, Maryland, and at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Declared exchanged on November 10, 1862. Returned to duty. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

 

BROWN, R. D., Private - Resided in Guilford County and enlisted at Fort Macon at age 22. August 1, 1861. Present or accounted for until he died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, September 21,1862, of "febris typhoides."


BRYAN, WILLIAM L., Corporal - Died in camp near Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 17, 1862, of "typhoid pneumonia." Buried in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania, Virginia, in the North Carolina Section.

Headstone photo 1 courtesy of W. G. Faulk

Headstone photo 2 and Find-A-Grave listing courtesy of Dan Janzegers, Bigfrenchguy@Yahoo.com [Find-A-Grave] 

 

BURNSIDE, BENJAMIN F., Private - Wounded in the left leg and captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Confined at Fort McHenry, Maryland. Declared exchanged November 10, 1862. Wounded in the head at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3, 1864. Returned to duty on or about October 1, 1864, and was detailed as a teamster. Paroled at Greensboro on May 13, 1865.

 

BURNSIDES, WILSON W., Private - Wounded in the thigh at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Died on or about December 28, 1864, of wounds. Place of death not reported.

 

CANNADY, JOHN, Private - Killed at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863.

 

CAUSEY, JOSEPH H., Private - Captured at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, March 31, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

CHEELY, ALLISON C., Sergeant - Wounded in the right arm at Reams' Station, Virginia, August 25, 1864. Right arm amputated. Retired to the Invalid Corps on November 7, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro on May 1, 1865.

 

CHILCUTT, FRANK G., Private - Wounded in the right arm at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Right arm amputated. Retired to the Invalid Corps on December 15, 1864.

 

CLAPP, ISRAEL W., Private

 

CLAPP, WILLIAM C., Private - Died "at home" on August 3, 1862, of disease.

 

CLARK, D. LOGAN, Private - Captured at New Bern on March 14. 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Exchanged on an unspecified date.

 

COBLE, ALFRED F., Private - Killed at Sharpsburg. Maryland, September 17,1862.

 

COBLE, JOHN HENRY, Private - Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Wounded again at or near Petersburg, Virginia, June 15, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro on May 4, 1865.

 

COBLE, ROBERT S., Private - Died at Frederick, Maryland, September 12, 1862, of fever.

 

COLE, JAMES R., Private

 

COLLINS, JOHN D., Corporal - Died at Camp Jackson, near Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, July 17, 1862, of "typhoid fever."

 

COLTRAIN, DANIEL B., Private

 

COLTRAIN, JOHN, Private - Captured at New Bern on March 14, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Exchanged and returned to duty. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout and returned to duty. Killed at Ream’s Station, Virginia, August 25, 1864.

 

COLTRAIN, ROBERT L., Private

 

COOK, WILLIAM D., Private - Died at Greensboro on June 5, 1861, of "typhoid fever."

 

CRIDER, HENRY, Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. Killed at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863.

 

CROWSON, CYRUS M., Private - "Shot through both legs" at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863.

 

CROWSON, E. M., Sergeant - Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., October 15, 1863.

Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Died at Point Lookout on January 23,1864, of "chronic diarrhoea."

 

CRUTCHFIELD, PAUL W., Private - captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware. Declared exchanged on November 10. 1862. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863; in confinement at Point Lookout, Maryland, through December. 1864. Paroled at Greensboro on May 1,1865.

 

DAVIS, JAMES C., Private - Died at Fort Macon on August 29, 1861, of "typhoid fever." Private Davis's body was returned to Guilford county and he  is buried in the family cemetery off of Yanceyville Street in Greensboro. His original headstone was damaged over the years and a replacement was installed in 1997. The remnant of the original headstone was preserved and can be seen beneath the flowers in the photo. Headstone photo courtesy of E. Martin

 

DENNIS, JAMES, Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland. September 17, 1862.

 

DENNIS, WILLIAM, Private - Captured at or near Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 12, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

DENNIS, WILLIAM D., Private - Wounded in the face at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Captured at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, March 31, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 1, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

DICK, PRESTON P., Private

 

DODSON, SILAS C., Corporal

 

DONNELL, ROBERT L., Private - Wounded in the leg and captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Leg amputated. Died in hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania, November 6, 1862, of "exhaustion."

 

DONNELL, WILLIAM H., Private - Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, on May 5, 1864. Returned to duty. Captured at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, March 31, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 12, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

DUVALL, W. G., Private

 

EDWARDS, DAVID H., Private - Promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant on December 1, 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staff of the regiment.

 

EDWARDS, JAMES M., Private - Killed at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17,1862.

 

EDWARDS, JAMES T., Private - Killed at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862.

 

ERWIN, FRANK, Private

 

FORBIS, H. SMILEY, Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Died in hospital at Lynchburg, Virginia, March 13, 1864, of "diarrhoea chronica." He is buried in the Confederate Section of Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg in Lot 185, Grave 7, Row 2.

Headstone photo courtesy of E. Martin & G. Faulk

 

FORBIS, HUGH RUFUS, Corporal - Captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware. Declared exchanged on November 10, 1862. Wounded in the hip at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, where he died on October 27. 1863, of wounds.

 

FOUST, DANIEL Q., Private - Captured at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, March 31, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 26, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

FOUST, JACOB, Private - Captured near Petersburg, Virginia. April 2. 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, where he died on April 26, 1865, of "typhoid fever."

 

GANT, JAMES H., Private - Died in hospital at Richmond. Virginia, February 26, 1863, of disease.

 

GILMER, JOHN - Negro. North Carolina pension records indicate that he served in this company.

 

GORRELL, HENRY CLAY, Private - Buried in the First Presbyterian Church graveyard behind the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, N.C. -  Headstone photo courtesy of Keith Osborn, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Committee

 

GRAY, SAMUEL E. B., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, on or about May 5, 1864. Returned to duty. Killed on September 13, 1864, "in trenches" near Petersburg, Virginia.

 

GREENE, WALTER, Private - Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

 

GREESON, THOMAS R., Private - Captured at Frederick, Maryland, September 9, 1862. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware. Declared exchanged on November 10, 1862. Returned to duty. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Returned to duty.

 

GRETTER, MICHAEL, Private

 

HACKETT, JAMES, Private - Captured near Petersburg, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 27, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

HALL, HUGH A., Private - Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, September 19, 1862, of "febris typhoides."

 

HALL, JAMES S., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Died at Hardeeville, South Carolina, on or about April 15, 1863, of disease.

 

HAMPTON, ROBERT F., Private - Wounded in the thigh and arm after volunteering to bring up ammunition at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3, 1864. Died July 28, 1864, of wounds.

 

HANNER, WILLIAM D., Private

 

HARDIN, JAMES M, Private - Captured at or near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 19, 1862, after having been left behind to attend the wounded. Confined at Fort McHenry, Maryland, and at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Declared exchanged November 10, 1862. Returned to duty. Wounded December 13, 1862, in the thigh at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Detailed as a teamster on July 7, 1863. Rejoined the company on April 22, 1864. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Returned to duty. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

 

HEATH, ROBERT F., Private

 

HIATT, SAMUEL S., Corporal

 

HIGGINS, EDWARD B., Private - Promoted to Musician on or about August 1, 1862, and transferred to the regimental band.

 

HINES, GIDSON D., Private

 

HOAD, ABRAHAM, Private

 

HOPKINS, WALTER, Private

 

HORNEY, WILLIAM A., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Wounded in the left leg at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5. 1864. Leg amputated. Retired to the Invalid Corps on November 5, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro on May 4,1865.

 

HOWLETT, GEORGE W., Sergeant

 

HUNT, LEANDER GWYNN, Private - Captured at New Bern on March 14, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Exchanged. Promoted May 18, 1862, to Hospital Steward and transferred to the Field and Staff of the regiment. He is buried in the Huntsville Baptist Church Cemetery in Yadkin County in Huntsville, NC. - Headstone photo courtesy of E. Carter, Yadkinville, NC

 

HUNT, WILLIAM J. H., Private - Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, on May 5, 1864. Returned to duty. Killed June 3, 1864, by a sharpshooter at Cold Harbor, Virginia.

 

HUNTER. SAMUEL A., Private - Resided in Guilford County and enlisted at Fort Macon at age 24, June 11, 1861. Present or accounted for until killed "by a fragment of shell" at New Bern on March 14, 1862."A noble and most worthy young gentleman." - Buried in the cemetery at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Pleasant Garden, NC - Headstone photo courtesy of E. Martin and G. Faulk

 

HUNTER, WILLIAM F., Private - Resided in Guilford County and enlisted at Fort Macon at age 22, June 11, 1861. Present or accounted for until wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1862. Wounded in the thigh and right arm at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Right arm amputated. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, on November 9, 1863, of wounds. - Buried in the cemetery at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Pleasant Garden, NC - Headstone photo courtesy of E. Martin and G. Faulk

 

ISLEY, LEWIS N., Private - Wounded in both thighs at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

 

JONES, RICHARD B., Private

 

JORDAN, SAMUEL B., 1st Sergeant - Captured at New Bern on March 14, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Exchanged on August 5, 1862.

 

KELLOGG, HENRY G., Private

 

KIRKMAN, FRANKLIN N., Private

 

KIRKMAN, WILLIAM N., Private - Killed "in trenches" near Petersburg, Virginia, September 27,1864.

 

KLUTTS, ALFRED W., Corporal - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, on May 5, 1864. Returned to duty.

 

LANE, ISAAC F., Private - Died at Leesburg on February 18, 1863, of disease.

 

LEMMONS, GEORGE W., Private - Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Exchanged. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9,1865.

 

LEMONS, JAMES M., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Died "at his home" on March 1, 1863, of disease.

 

LINDSAY, ANDREW DAVID, Private - Promoted to Ordnance Sergeant on April 1, 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment.

 

LINDSAY, ED B., Private

 

LINDSAY, JED HARPER, Jr., 1st Sergeant - Buried in the First Presbyterian Church graveyard behind the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, N.C. - Headstone photo courtesy of Keith Osborn, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Committee

 

LINDSAY, ROBERT HENRY, Private - Died in camp, 1861. Cause of death not reported. - Buried in the First Presbyterian Church graveyard behind the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, N.C. - Headstone photo courtesy of Keith Osborn, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Committee

 

LINEBERRY, LOUIS S, Private - Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Killed at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. "A most excellent soldier."

 

LIPSCOMB, SAMUEL M., Private - Promoted to Musician on August 1, 1862, and transferred to the regimental band.

 

LLOYD, THOMAS E., Private

 

McADOO, WALTER D., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862.

 

McBRIDE, WILLIAM A., Private - Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

 

McCONNEL, DANIEL W., 1st Sergeant - Wounded by a shell "while lying sick in a field hospital" in September, 1864. Died on September 18, 1864. Place of death not reported. [ Updated 09-07-2014: D. Rhyne, Raleigh, NC, (DJFRNC@NC.RR.COM), provided the following information: In a letter written by his stepmother, Sarah Ann Gunn Garvin McConnell, she tells her son James of Daniel's death in Petersburg. Ms. Rhyne contacted the Poplar Grove National Cemetery, Petersburg National Battlefield and received this reply from one of the rangers there: "I checked the records for the burials at Blandford and you are fortunate. Out of about 30,000 Confederate soldiers, buried in common graves by state, Daniel W. McConnell is listed among the 2,200 known to be buried on Memorial Hill. The record shows he died 9/18/1864 and was moved to the cemetery on 12/5/1868. I don't believe there is a marker for him, as most of the burials were done in the graves set aside for soldiers from specific states. When you visit the area you will see the state markers . . . there are a few memorial stones but since the burials were done in common graves, there are no individual markers.” ]

 

McCUISTON, JOHN FRANKLIN, Corporal - Captured at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 29, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

McDOWELL, JOHN W., Private - wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Captured at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 29, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

McFARLAND, WILLIAM, Private - Killed at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862.

 

McLAIN, WILLIAM H., Private - Died in a hospital at Winchester, Virginia, October 24, 1862, of disease.  William McClain is buried in the Stonewall Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia. He is number 212 in the North Carolina section. His name is misspelled (McClaine) on his headstone. 

Headstone photo courtesy of W. G. Faulk.

 

McLEAN, JOSEPH E., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, where he died on May 31, 1865, of "diarrhoea."

 

McLEAN, ROBERT B., Private - Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5. 1864. Returned to duty. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 3, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

McLEAN, SAMUEL F., Private - Killed at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864.

 

McNAIRY, JOHN W., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Wounded in the left leg at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Left leg amputated. Retired to the Invalid Corps on November 19, 1864.

 

MARSH, JAMES M„ Private - Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Exchanged. Returned to duty on June 18, 1864.

 

MAY, LEMUEL, Private - Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, on May 5, 1864. Returned to duty. Captured at Farmville, Virginia, October 6, 1865. Confined at Newport News, Virginia, until released on June 27, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

MAY, WILLIAM H., Private - Wounded in the right side at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, on May 5, 1864. Returned to duly. Captured at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, until released on June 18, 1865.

 

NELSON, JOHN W., Private - Died in a hospital at Charleston, South Carolina, March 17, 1863, of "fever."

 

ORRELL, ADOLPHUS LAFAYETTE, Sr., Private - Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Transferred to the C.S. Navy on April 1, 1864.

 

ORRELL, JAMES A.. Private - Captured at Frederick, Maryland, September 9, 1862. Exchanged on an unspecified date. Returned to duty. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison. Washington, D.C., until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Exchanged and returned to duty. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout until released on June 3, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

OWEN, WILBUR FISK., Private - Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Exchanged and returned to duty in November-December, 1864. Captured at Amelia Court House, Virginia, April 5, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout until released on June 29, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. He migrated to central Illinois after the Civil War and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton, IL

Click HERE for the first of two post-war photos of Pvt. Owen. Click HERE to view the second. - Headstone photo and Post-War photos courtesy of Michael Cobb, Great-Great-Grandson of Wilbur Fisk Owen.

 

PAISLEY, WILLIAM M., Sergeant -Wounded in the breast at "Gary's Farm," Virginia, June 15, 1864. "Sergeant Paisley, at the head and slightly in advance of his company, was shot by a sharpshooter, and fell mortally wounded. He was carried from the field and sent to the hospital in Richmond, [Virginia]. There he suffered and lingered until the 13th of July, when he died in the arms of his broken hearted father . . . ."

 

PEARCE, JAMES R., Corporal - Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Exchanged and returned to duty. Captured at or near Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, until released on June 18, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

POE, WILLIAM E., Private

 

PORTER, CHARLES E., Private - Buried in the First Presbyterian Church graveyard behind the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, N.C. - Headstone photo courtesy of Keith Osborn, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Committee.

 

PRATHER, LOVETT L., Private - Wounded in the arm at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Discharged on March 26, 1863, by reason of disability.

 

PURYEAR, HENRY S., Private

 

RANKIN, JOSEPH W., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Wounded in the lungs at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, October 24, 1863, of wounds.

 

REED, JOHN W., Private

 

REITZEL, HENRY C., Private - Captured at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, March 31, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 17, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

RHODES, THOMAS J., 1st Sergeant - Enlisted at Fort Macon at age 19, June 23, 1861. Present or accounted for until he surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

 

RICKS, PLEASANT A., Private - Died in hospital at Lynchburg, Virginia, March 12, 1864, of "typhoid fever."

 

ROBINSON, SAMUEL, Private - Find-A-Grave listing

 

SCOTT, JAMES S., Private - Wounded at Reams' Station, Virginia, August 25, 1864. Returned to duty. Wounded near Burgess' Mill, Virginia, on an unspecified date. Died on May 6, 1865, of wounds. Place of death not reported.

 

SEATS, WILLIAM, Private - Died at Winchester, Virginia, on September 24, 1862, of disease.  William Seats is buried in the Stonewall Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia. He is number 204 in the North Carolina section. His name is misspelled (Seal) on his headstone.
Headstone photo courtesy of W. G. Faulk.

 

SHARPE, EDWIN TONKIE, Private - Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

 

SHEPHERD, J. PAISLEY, Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Exchanged on September 22, 1864. Died at Richmond, Virginia, September 23, 1864. Cause of death not reported.

 

SHULER, EMSLEY F., Private - Wounded in the left hip at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863.

 

SILER, JOHN RANDOLPH, Private - Wounded in the neck at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Returned to duty. Captured at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, March 31, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

SLOAN, GEORGE J., Private - Died at Fort Macon on July 31,1861, of disease. - Buried in the First Presbyterian Church graveyard behind the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, N.C. - Headstone photo courtesy of Keith Osborn, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Committee.

 

SLOAN, THOMAS J., Sergeant - Promoted to Musician and transferred to the regimental band on August 1, 1862.

 

SMITH, B. N., Private

 

SMITH, JOHN H., Private - Died in camp near Petersburg, Virginia, August 8, 1862, of disease.

 

SMITH, R. LEYTON, Private - Killed at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862.

 

SMITH, RICHARD S., Sergeant - Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, until released on June 18, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

SMITH, SAMUEL WILLIAM HENRY, Private

 

SOCKWELL, JOHN T., Private - Killed at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14,1863.

 

STANLEY, ANDREW L., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C.

 

STEINER, WILLIAM U., Sergeant - Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, on or about May 5, 1864. Returned to duty. Wounded August 25, 1864, at Reams' Station, Virginia. Paroled at Greensboro on May 9,1865.

 

STERLING, EDWARD G., Private - Died at Greensboro on September 6, 1861, of "typh[oi]d fever."

 

STORY, WILLIAM C., Private - Appointed Ensign (Lieutenant) on April 28, 1864, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment. Complimented in special orders for gallantry at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863.

 

STRATFORD, CHRISTOPHER WALLACE, Sergeant - Wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Paroled at Greensboro on May 1, 1865.

 

STRATFORD, EMSLEY W., Private - Wounded at Reams' Station, Virginia, August 25, 1864. Returned to duty.

 

SUMMERS, WILLIAM M., Private - Wounded in the forehead and/or right elbow at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty. Paroled at Burkeville Junction, Virginia, April 14-17, 1865. North Carolina pension records indicate he was also wounded in August, 1864.

 

SWEITZ, EDWARD, Private

 

SWIFT, T., Private

 

TARPLEY, J. H., Private

 

TATE, ROBERT B., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Wounded in the head at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Died in hospital near Parker's Store, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, June 19, 1864, of wounds.

 

THOM JOEL J., Sergeant - Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

 

THOMAS, JAMES C. - Discharged on June 10, 1861, "on account of injuries received while in service."

 

UNDERWOOD, WILLIAM W., Private - Wounded and captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Died on September 29, 1862, of wounds. Place of death not reported.

 

WEATHERLY, ROBERT D., Corporal - Promoted to Sergeant Major on March 27, 1863, and transferred to the Field and Staff of the regiment. - Buried in the First Presbyterian Church graveyard behind the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, N.C. - Headstone photo courtesy of Keith Osborn, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Committee.

 

WEIR, SAMUEL PARK, Private - Buried in the First Presbyterian Church graveyard behind the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, N.C.  - Headstone photo courtesy of Keith Osborn, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Committee

 

WESTBROOK, CHARLES WALL, Corporal - Performed the duties of Chaplain until December 20, 1862. Promoted to Chaplain and transferred to another unit. Corporal Westbrook was known as the "fighting parson" and "preached as he shot, without fear and to the mark."

 

WHARTON, JOHN E., Private

 

WILEY, JAMES R., Private

 

WILLIAMS, JOHN WASHINGTON, Private - Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Returned to duty. Wounded August 25, 1864, at Reams' Station, Virginia. Returned to duty.

 

WILSON, JAMES L., Private - Wounded and captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware. Exchanged November 10, 1862. Returned to duty. Wounded in the side at Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Returned to duty.

 

WINBOURNE, STEPHEN D., Corporal - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Captured at Sutherland's Station, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, until released on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 

WINFREE, J. R., Private

 

WINFREE, W. C., Private

 

WOODBURN, THOMAS MONROE, Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Received for exchange November 15,1864.

 

WOODS, J. K., Private

 

WOOLEN, GEORGE H., Private - Wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Returned to duty. Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison. Washington, D.C., until transferred to Point Lookout. Maryland, February 3, 1864. Died at Point Lookout on September 18, 1864. Cause of death not reported.

 

WORRELL, RICHARD B., 1st Sergeant - Captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 27, 1863. Exchanged.

YOUNG, SAMUEL S., Private - Killed at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862.

 

 

Except where noted, the above roster and information for Co. B, 27th Regiment North Carolina Troops is compiled from North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865, A Roster, Vol. VIII. Infantry, 27th-31st Regiments, Compiled by Weymouth T. Jordan, Jr., unit histories by Louis H. Manarin, Raleigh, North Carolina, State Division of Archives and History, pages 20-31, and from Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B, 27th N. C. Regiment, by Captain John A. Sloan, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1999.