Catawba County, NC Soldiers Buried at
Bethel Lutheran
Church Cemetery,
Claremont, NC


 
Bethel Lutheran Church is located in the Oxford Ford section of Catawba County (known to local folks as "Catfish"), about five miles northeast of Claremont. From its beginning until 1897 it was connected with the Tennessee Synod, but in that year withdrew and remained independent of synodical connection for several years. It then united with the Missouri Synod.

The date of organization is not definitely known. The present pastor [1953], Rev. W. P. Hunsucker says that they are planning to observe the 75th anniversary in 1953, which would indicate that the church was organized about 1878. However there are gravestones bearing much earlier dates, even as far back as 1793, thus showing that there might have been some kind of church services held in the locality at that time.

The present church is a modern brick structure. It was remodeled and rebuilt some years ago, and again in 1951 was enlarged and more fully equipped.

There is no complete list of pastors available, but it is known that the present pastor, Rev. Hunsucker, has served that church for the past thirty years. [History of the Lutheran Church in North Carolina, p. 172-73]


BROWN, CALVIN NATHANIEL, Private, Company A, 12th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 26, April 1, 1862. Present or accounted for until hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, September 27, 1862, with a wound of the foot; however, place and date wounded not reported. Returned to duty prior to March 1, 1863. Present or accounted for until hospitalized at Richmond on May 6, 1863, with a gunshot wound of the right finger; however, place and date wounded not reported. Returned to duty in March-April, 1864, and present or accounted for until captured at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until transferred to Elmira, New York, August 10, 1864. Released at Elmira on June 12, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-5:120]

 

CARPENTER, DANIEL FRANKLIN, Private, Company C, 4th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided  in Iredell County where he enlisted at age 24, February 18, 1862, for the war. Present or accounted for through August 31, 1864. [NCT-4:38]

 

CARPENTER, WILLIAM WILKIE, Sergeant, Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops- Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 20, July 4, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Reported present through February 28, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, March 23, 1863, with scrofula. Transferred to hospital at Danville, Virginia, April 20, 1863 (suffering from syphilis). Furloughed on August 1. 1863. Returned to duty in November-December. 1863. Reported present on surviving company muster roils through August 31, 1864. Promoted to Sergeant on March 1, 1864. Wounded in the leg at Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864. [NCT-14:150]

 

CHRISTOPHER, ADOLPHUS C., Served in Company E, 3rd Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves

 

CHRISTOPHER, DAVID, Private, Company F, 38th Regiment, NC Troops - Previously served as Private in Company B, Mallett's N.C. Battalion (Camp Guard). Transferred to this company on January 6, 1864. Present or accounted for through October, 1864 Captured at the Appomattox River. Virginia, April 3, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 13, 1865. Released on June 24, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-10:59 ]

 

DRUM, JOSHUA L.J., Private, Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops- Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted on July 1, 1862, for the war. Reported present through May 11, 1863. Captured (or deserted to the enemy) at or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2-6, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, on or about July 9. 1863. Released at Fort Delaware On May 5, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.[NCT-14:151 ]

 

DRUM, MILES, Private, Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops- Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 29, July 7, 1862, for the war. [NCT-14:151]

 

FULLBRIGHT, JOSEPH, Private, Company F, 38th Regiment, NC Troops - Born in Catawba County* and was by occupation a cooper prior to enlisting at Camp Vance on September 25, 1863, for the war. Discharged on April 24, 1864, by reason of "gen[era]l debility., Discharge certificate gives his age as 43. [NCT-10:61 ]

 

GILBERT, JACOB H., 1st Lieutenant, Company C, 28th Regiment N.C. Troops- Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on August 13, 1861, and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on September 27, 1861. Present or accounted for until he was defeated for reelection on February 27, 1862. Later served as 2nd Lieutenant of Company E, 57th Regiment N.C. Troops. [NCT-8:139]

GILBERT, JACOB H., 3rd Lieutenant - Previously served as 1st Lieutenant of Company C, 28th Regiment N.C. Troops. Enlisted in this company in Catawba County on July 4, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Sergeant. Reported present through October 31, 1862. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on December I, 1862. Reported present but sick in November, 1862-February, 1863. Reported in command of the company in March-May, 1863. Wounded slightly at Chancellorsville, Virginia, on or about May 4, 1863. Captured at Jack's Mountain, Pennsylvania, on or about July 5, 1863. Confined at Fort McHenry, Maryland. Transferred to Johnson's Island, Ohio, where he arrived on July 20, 1863. Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, April 22, 1864. Transferred to Fort Delaware, Delaware, June 23,1864. Transferred from Fort Delaware to Hilton Head, South Carolina, August 20, 1864. Paroled at Charleston, South Carolina, December 15, 1864. Reported absent sick from December 20, 1864, through February 28, 1865. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. [NCT-14:14]

 

HEFNER, FRANKLIN, Private, Company F, 32nd Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County and enlisted at Camp Holmes, near Raleigh, at age 20, October 18, 1862, for the war. Present or accounted for until wounded in the breast at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. Died on October 4, 1863, of wounds. Place of death not reported. [NCT-9:59]

 

HOLLAR, FRANKLIN, Private,Company F, 38th Regiment, NC Troops - Born in Catawba County* and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 38, October 31, 1861. Discharged prior to January 1, 1862. Reason discharged not reported. [NCT-10:62]

 

HUFFMAN, BURREL L., Private,Company F, 38th Regiment, NC Troops - Previously served as Private in Company E, McRae's Battalion N.C. Cavalry. Transferred to this company on May 31, 1864. Present or accounted for through October, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. [Name appears mistakenly as B. L. Hoffman in Volume I1, page 708, of this series.] [NCT-10:62]

 

HUFFMAN, DANIEL F., Private,Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a farmer or day laborer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 24, July 4, 1862, for the war. Reported present through October 31, 1862. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Returned to duty prior to January 1, 1863. Reported present through May I 1, 1863. Deserted prior to September 1,1863. Reported under arrest charged with desertion in September-December, 1863. Court-martialed on or about January 27, 1864. Returned to duty prior to May 1, 1864. Captured at Winchester, Virginia, July 20, 1864. Confined at Camp Chase, Ohio, July 28, 1864. Paroled and transferred to Boulware's and Cox's Wharves, James River, Virginia, where he was received on March 10-12. 1865, for exchange. Survived the war.[NCT-14:153]

 

HUFFMAN, LANSON F. (Record lists him as LAWSON T.), Private, Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops- Enlisted in Catawba County on July 4, 1862, for the war. Wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Returned to duty prior to January 1, 1863. Sent to hospital on February 18, 1863. Died on April 5, 1863. Place and cause of death not reported. [NCT-14:153]

 

ISAAC, JOHN R., Private, Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops- Born on September 22, 1843. Enlisted in Catawba County at age 18, July 4, 1862, for the war. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, December 3, 1862. Died in hospital at Richmond on December 18, 1862, of "phthisis pulmonalis." [NCT-14:153]

 

ISAAC, LEVI, Private, Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops- Born in Catawba County* on December 3, 1834. Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting m Catawba County at age 27, July 4, 1862, for the war. Reported present through February 28, 1863. Sent to hospital sick on April 10, 1863. Returned to duty in January-April, 1864. Captured at Winchester, Virginia, July 20, 1864. Confined at Camp Chase. Ohio, July 28, 1864. Paroled at Camp Chase on March 2, 1865. Received at Boulware's and Cox's Wharves, James River, Virginia, March 10-12, 1865, for exchange. Survived the war. [NCT-14:153]

 

ICENHOUR, MARCUS J., Private, Company F, 23nd Regiment, NC Troops- Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 19, June 6, 1861. Present or accounted for until wounded in the left leg and captured at or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-5, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 15-18, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on September 18, 1864, and transferred to Varina, Virginia, where he was received September 22, 1864, for exchange. Died in hospital at Richmond, Virginia, October 16, 1864, of "diarrhoea chron[ic]." [NCT-7:200]

 

SETZER, JACOB, Private,Company A, 12th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 34, April 1, 1862. Present or accounted for until captured at Warrenton, Virginia, September 29, 1862. Paroled and exchanged at an unspecified date and returned to duty in November, 1862-February, 1863. Present or accounted for until captured at Petersburg, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on May 14, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-5:126] photo courtesy of Wendy Scronce

 

SHOOK, DANIEL, Private, Company F, 38th Regiment, NC Troops - Previously served as Private in Company B, Mallett's N.C. Battalion (Camp Guard). Transferred to this company in May, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, May 28. 1864, with a gunshot wound of the left side. Place and date wounded not reported. Returned to duty prior to July I. 1864. Present or accounted for through October. 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. [North Carolina pension records indicate he was wounded by a piece of shell at Petersburg, Virginia, March 1, 1865.] [NCT-10:65]

 

TRAFFENSTEDT (TRAVIS), PETER, Private, Company F, 38th Regiment, NC Troops- Previously served as Private in Company L, 16th Regiment N.C. Troops (6th Regiment N.C. Volunteers). Enlisted in this company in Catawba County at age 25, March 16, 1863, for the war. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3, 1863. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Deserted on August 15, 1863. Apprehended on an unspecified date. Court-martialed and sentenced to death. Death sentence remitted on or about March 4, 1864. Returned to duty prior to May 1, 1864. Present or accounted for through October, 1864. [His surname is misspelled Travelsletts in Volume V1, page 107, of this series.]. [NCT-10:66]

REFERENCES:
NCT = North Carolina Troops - 1861-1865-A Roster, N.C. Dept. of Achives & History, Raleigh, NC (1983-2001)

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