Catawba County, NC Soldiers Buried at
St. John's Lutheran
Conover, NC


St. John's Lutheran Church is located in Catawba County, about two miles northeast of Conover. This church dates back to the time when Rev. J. Gottfried Arends had charge of all the Lutheran churches west of the Catawba River. If Pastor Arends did not organize the congregation, he certainly fathered it, and is regarded as its first pastor.

The deed to the land for the church is dated November 28, 1798, and was given by Henry Bobe (Pope), "to the elders of the United Congregation and their successors in office for ever in trust for said congregation." It would appear that there was an organized congregation here for some time prior to the purchase of the church land, because there were church officers at that time.

From the beginning it was a union church, whereby the church property was owned jointly by Lutherans and German Reformed, and possibly by others for awhile. The larger number of the members who started this congregation originally belonged to St. Paul's Church, west of Newton, but who lived near the Catawba River, and felt the need of a church nearer their homes.

The History of the Reformed Church in North Carolina, states that the first house of worship was built in 1812. Where they held services from the time they organized in 1798 until this time, we do not know. Their first building was of logs, and had a gallery for colored people. This building was replaced in 1883 with a large brick building.

About the middle of last century a split occurred in this congregation, when some of the members went off to the Joint Synod of Ohio; however, the larger number remained in the Tennessee Synod.

St. John's Church was organized before there was any Synod to belong to; but when the North Carolina Synod was organized in 1803, this congregation became a member of it, and it. is believed helped to effect its organization. When the Tennessee Synod was organized in 1820, St. John's declined to affiliate with either body for four years. Then in 1824 it united with the Tennessee Synod, where it remained until 1897, when it united with the Missouri Synod. The property interests formerly held by minority groups have more recently been purchased by the Missouri Synod congregation.

In 1949, the old brick church was remodeled and enlarged, but soon after it was completed, it was destroyed by fire. But, without delay, the congregation erected a new and better church than the one that burned.

Although not now a member of the North Carolina Synod, St. John's has occupied an important place in the life of this Synod, and is therefore given this place in her history. Pastors of both the North Carolina and the Tennessee Synods who served this congregation, prior to its connection with the Missouri Synod are as follows:

List of Pastors :

J. G. Arends
Paul Henkel
Philip Henkel
P. C. Henkel
J. M. Smith
J. C. Moser
Daniel Moser
Adam Miller, Jr.
C. H. Bernheim

[Source: History of the Lutheran Church in North Carolina, 1950, pg. 298-99]

MILTON A. ABERNATHY, Sergeant, Company I, 49th North Carolina Troops - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a mechanic prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 27, March 19, 1862. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Corporal on June 20, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant on March 16, 1863. Reported present from November, 1862, through December, 1863, and in March-August, 1864. Captured at Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 5, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 22, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-12:117]

 

ALFRED M. BARRINGER, Private, Company A, 12th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a carpenter prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 21, April 27, 1861. Present or accounted for until wounded at Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862. Died at Richmond, Virginia, July 6, 1862, of wounds. [NCT-5:119/H-103]

Alfred Barringer's funeral was preached at St. John's church by Rev. P.C. Henkle [3rd Sun (17) Aug 1862 funeral for Alfred Barringer Rom. 8:11] --Notes of Rev. P.C. Henkel. His grave remains unmarked.

 

GEORGE A. BRADY, Private, Company I, 49th Regiment, NC Troops - Born in Catawba County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 18, March. 19, 1862. Reported present from November, 1862, through December, 1863, and in March-August, 1864, Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 23, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-12:117]

 

JOHN FRANKLIN BRADY, Private -Company I, 49th Regiment, North Carolina Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 18, April 10, 1864, for the war. Reported present or accounted for in May-August, 1864. Captured at Five Forks. Virginia, April 1, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 5, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 23, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-12:117]

 

ALFRED K. CLINE,  Private, Company E, 32nd Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 16, August 14, 1861. Present or accounted for until wounded in the face at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1863. Present or accounted for until wounded in the right arm near Snicker's Gap, Virginia, July 18, 1864. Hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia. Furloughed for forty days on August 2, 1864. Rejoined the company in November-December, 1864. Present or accounted for until he surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. [NCT-9:48]

 

JULIUS PATRICK CLINE, Private, Company F, 38th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Catawba County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County on March 20, 1864, for the war. Present or accounted for until wounded in the left thigh at or near the North Anna River; Virginia, on or about May 23, 1864. Reported absent wounded through October, 1864. Retired from service on January 4, 1865, by reason of disability from wounds. Retirement certificate gives his age as 18. [NCT-10:60]

 

LABAN CLINE, Private, Company F, 38th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 27, October 31, 1861. Died at Weldon on or about March 23,-1862, of "typhoid fever." [NCT-10:60] "Cline, Laban, enlisted October 31, '61; he was wounded March, '62 at Weldon." [Hahn, p. 259]

During the Winter of 1861-1862, most area volunteers were camped near Goldsboro, with some movement through that region. By Spring of 1862, the cruel reality of war descended on the congregation. Among the first of the many fallen sons of St. John's was Gilbert Sigmon, who died of pneumonia or typhoid fever in a Manassas, Virginia hospital. His funeral service was held in February. This was soon followed by grief for the David and Susan Cline family, whose son Laban succumbed to typhoid fever at the camp near Weldon, North Carolina. Pastor Smith officiated the funeral on March 29. [From Lifting High the Cross...For 200 Years, Mark Smith, pg. 196.]

 

WILLIAM PINKNEY CLINE, Private, Company E, 32nd Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 18, March 31, 1863, for the war. Present or accounted for until wounded in the back at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. Died at Gettysburg on or about July 3, 1863, of wounds. [NCT-9:48]

 

ROBERT A. CRAWFORD, Private, Company A, 18th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 26, August 14, 1862, for the war. Present or accounted for through February, 1865. (Gravestone death date conflicts with the military record) [NCT-6:311]

 

WILLIAM SILAS DEAL, 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 June 7, 1864. Captured at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, April 2, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 6, 1865. Died at Point Lookout on May 30, 1865, of "remit[tent] fever." [NCT-10:60]

William S. Deal's funeral was preached at St. John's church by Rev. P.C. Henkle [3rd Sun (17) Sept 1865 funeral for Silas Deal & 2 of his children 2 Kings 4:26] --Notes of Rev. P.C. Henkel.

 

WILLIAM L. HERMAN, Private, Company E, 32nd Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Alexander County and enlisted in Catawba County at age 23, October 25, 1861. Present or accounted for until wounded in the thigh and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-4, 1863. Hospitalized at Gettysburg. Transferred to hospital at Davids Island, New York Harbor, on or about July 20, 1863. Paroled at Davids Island and transferred to City Point, Virginia, where he was received on September 16, 1863, for exchange. Died at home in Alexander County on or about January 21, 1864, of wounds. [NCT-9:50]

 

DANIEL L. HOKE , Sergeant, Company F, 38th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 36, October 31, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Sergeant prior to April 1, 1862. Promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant on June 7, 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment. [NCT-10:61]

 

GEORGE ALFRED HOKE, Private, Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops - Enlisted in Catawba County on July 4, 1862, for the war. Reported present through February 28, 1863. Reported absent on detached service as a teamster in March-October, 1863, and March, 1864-February, 1865. Survived the war. [NCT-14:152]

 

MARTIN L. HOKE, Private, Company F, 38th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Catawba County* where he resided prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 30, October 31, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Present or accounted for until he deserted on July 29, 1863. Returned to duty on October 15, 1863. Promoted to Corporal on April 5, 1864. Captured at or near Hanover Junction, Virginia, May 21-24, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 30, 1864. Reduced to ranks prior to July 1, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 14, 1865. Received at Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia, March 16, 1865, for exchange. [NCT-10:62]

 

POLYCARP "POLEY" MELANCTON HOKE, Private, Company A, 12th Regiment, NC Troops - Enlisted in Catawba County on May 21, 1864, for the war. Mustered in as Corporal and reduced to ranks on August 17, 1864. Present or accounted for until paroled at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.[NCT-5:122]

 

CALVIN AUGUSTUS HUNSUCKER, Private, Company I, 49th Regiment, NC Troops- Previously served as Private in Company D, Mallett's N.C. Battalion (Camp Guard). Enlisted in this company in Iredell County on an unspecified date (probably in May-June, 1864). Was about 26 years of age at time of enlistment. Reported present in May-August, 1864. Captured at Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 5, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 14, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-10:62]

 

JACOB PINKNEY HUNSUCKER, Private, Co. E, 32nd Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 19, August 14, 1861. Present or accounted for until wounded in the left hand at or near Wilderness, Virginia, in May, 1864. Thumb amputated. Returned to duty on November 20, 1864. Present or accounted for until he surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.[NCT-9:50]

 

JAMES ALEXANDER HUNSUCKER, Private, Co. F, 32nd Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 17, December 1, 1861. Present or accounted for until he died on November 12, 1862, of disease. Place of death not reported. [NCT-9:60]

 

JONAS HUNSUCKER, Private, Company E, 32nd Regiment North Carolina Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 37, March 31, 1863, for the war. Present or accounted for until captured at or near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, on or about May 10, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 18, 1864. Died at Point Lookout on August 27, 1864. Cause of death not reported. [NCT-9:50]

 

LAWSON AUGUSTUS HUNSUCKER, Private, Company E, 32nd Regiment, NC Troops - Enlisted in Catawba County at age 27, July 4, 1862, for the war. Reported present or accounted for through December 31, 1862. Deserted from camp near Port Royal, Virginia February 21, 1863. Returned to duty in March-May, 1863. Reported present through October 31, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station; Virginia, November 7,1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on February 24, 1865. Received at Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, February 25-28 or March 2-3. 1865 for exchange. [NCT-14:153]

 

MARTIN GOVAN HUNSUCKER,  "Martin G. Hunsucker, Son of D. P. M. Hunsucker, he volunteered in Chester 6th So. Carolina Reg, Co I the first of the war and served three years, 5 mos, faithful to the end, he fell near Fort Harrison, Va. 30 Sept 1864 Aged 25y 9m 26d Far in a distant land he fell, His pain no human tongue can tell No pillow on which to rest his head The cold earth was his dying bed. I ne'er shall forget that solumn day when his lovely form there did lay No Mother nor Sister there to weep Nor even for him a winding sheet" (grave stone).

 

NELSON WILLIAM HUNSUCKER, Private - Company A, 12th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a mason prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 25, April 27, 1861. Present or accounted for until transferred to Company F, 32nd Regiment N. C. Troops, September 14, 1861. [NCT-5:123]

NELSON WILLIAM HUNSUCKER, Sergeant - Company F, 32nd Regiment, NC Troops - Previously served as Private in Company A, 12th Regiment N.C. Troops (2nd Regiment N.C. Volunteers). Transferred to this company on September 14, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Sergeant on December 17, 1861. Present or accounted for until captured at or near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, on or about May 10, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 18, 1864. Transferred to Elmira, New York, August 3, 1864. Released at Elmira on June 23, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-9:60]

 

ABLE ISENHOWER, Private, Company F, 38th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 40, March 16, 1863, for the war. Died in hospital near Guinea Station, Virginia, on or about June 8, 1863, of disease. [NCT-10:63]

Abel Isenhower's funeral was preached at St. John's church by Rev. P.C. Henkle [Fr Before 2nd Sun (12) June 1863 Funeral for Abel Isenhour 2 Tim 4:7,8] --Notes of Rev. P.C. Henkel.

 

BARTLETT G. ISENHOUR, Private, Company K, 46th Regiment, NC Troops - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a tanner prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 21. March 13, 1862. Died in hospital at Petersburg, Virginia, July 24, 1862. of "meningitis" and/or "typhoid fever." [NCT-11:233]

Bartlett Isenhower's funeral was preached at St. John's church by Rev. P.C. Henkle [4th Sun (27) July 1862 funeral for Bartlet G. Isenhour John 11:25,26] --Notes of Rev. P.C. Henkel.

 

PATRICK A. ISENHOUR, He served in the Confederate Army but his record is missing.

Patrick Isenhour's funeral was preached at St. John's church by Rev. P.C. Henkle [Sat. before 3rd Sun (20) May 1865 funeral for Patrick Yount 1 John 3:2] --Notes of Rev. P.C. Henkel.

 

WILLIAM M. JENKINS, Private, Company K, 46th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 25, March 19, 1862. Wounded at Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Reported present or accounted for from November, 1862, through December, 1863, and in March-August, 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, January 2, 1865, with ambustio. Furloughed for sixty days on January 28, 1865. Returned to duty prior to April 1, 1865, when he was captured at Five Forks, Virginia. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, April 5, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 14, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-11:121]

 

YODAM TOBIAS LAYFONE, Private, Company A, 12th Regiment, NC Troops - Was by occupation a carpenter prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 22, April 27, 1861. Present or accounted for until paroled at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. [NCT-5:123]

 

JOHN FRANK. MILLER, Private, Company A, 12th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 28, April 1, 1862. Present or accounted for until wounded at Gaines' Mill, Virginia, June 27, 1862. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1862, and present or accounted for through December, 1864. Took the Oath of Allegiance at Statesville on May 27, 1865. [NCT-5:124]

 

DANIEL POPE, Private, Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops - Born on February 18, 1827. Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a ditcher prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 35, July 4, 1862, for the war. Reported present through February 28, 1863. Wounded in the thigh and/or left knee at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 4, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Furloughed for forty days on June 11, 1863. Reported absent wounded through February 28, 1865. Survived the war. [NCT-5:124]

 

DANIEL E. REINHARDT, Private, Company E, 34th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 26, September 11, 1861. Wounded in the leg at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 2, 1863. Reported absent wounded or absent sick through October, 1864. [NCT-9:301]

 

HENRY J. REITZEL, Private, Company E, 34th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 20, April 27, 1861. Present or accounted for until captured at South Mountain, Maryland, on or about September 15, 1862. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware, until transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, October 2, 1862, for Exchange. Declared exchanged at Aiken's Landing on November 10, 1862. Returned to duty prior to March 1, 1863, and present or accounted for until wounded in the left leg at or near Stephenson's Depot, Virginia, July 20, 1864. Left leg amputated. Reported absent wounded until retired on February 3, 1865, by reason of disability. [NCT-9:301]

 

MARION J. ROSEMAN, 1st Sergeant, Company F, 38th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Catawba County where he resided as a student prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 18, October 31, 1861. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant on February 21, 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment. Reduced to the rank of Sergeant and transferred back to this company on or about June 7, 1862. Promoted to 1st Sergeant on April 6, 1863. Present or accounted for until wounded in the right thigh and captured at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-4, 1863. Hospitalized at Davids Island, New York Harbor. Paroled and transferred to City Point, Virginia, when he was discharged by reason of "atrophy of the right thigh."where he was received on September 16, 1863, for exchange. Reported absent wounded until March 31, 1864. [NCT-10:64]

 

DAVID PINKNEY ROWE, Captain, Company A, 12th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a carpenter prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 25. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant to rank from April 27. 1861 and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on May 12, 1861. Promoted to Captain to rank from September 16, 1861. Present or accounted for until wounded at Gaines' Mill, Virginia, June 27, 1862. Promoted to Major on or about July 1, 1862, and transferred to the Field and Staff of this regiment. [NCT-5:117]

 

NOAH ISAIAH ROWE, Private, Company A, 12th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 35, October 16, 1861. Present or accounted for until wounded in the arm at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 2, 1863. Returned to duty in September-December, 1863, 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 27, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-5:126]

NOAH ISAIAH ROWE, who was born near Newton, N. C., January 20, 1828, enlisted as a member of Company A, 12th N. C. Regiment, in April, 1861. On May 3, 1863, he was wounded in the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was taken prisoner on May 12, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House and confined at West Point three months when he was removed to the Federal Prison at Elmira, N.Y. At this place he was confined until the close of the war. Beginning empty-handed at the close of the war, by untiring toil he has acquired a competency, has brought up a large family, and is an honored citizen in the community. For many years he has been an elder in the Reformed Church, and is still an active church worker. At this time (1911) he is still in active life and is possessed of excellent health, considering his years and labors. He is now in his 84th year. [Catawba Soldier..., p. 119

NOAH ROWE, is listed as 1st Lt, Company B, 89th Regiment, NC Troops [Bradley's Officers, pg. 244]

 

SIDNEY HOKE ROWE, Private - Company F, 23rd Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted on June 6, 1861. Present or accounted for until transferred to Company A, 12th , Regiment N.C. Troops (2nd Regiment N.C. Volunteers) in May-October, 1862. [Transfer date cited in Volume V of this series is erroneous.]

SIDNEY HOKE ROWE, Corporal - Company A, 12th Regiment, NC Troops - Previously served in Company F, 23rd Regiment N.C. Troops (13th Regiment N.C. Volunteers). Transferred to this company on June 6, 1861, with the rank of Private. Promoted to Corporal in March-April. 1864. 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. Died at Elmira on December 20, 1864, of "pneumonia."

"Sidney Hoke Rowe was born near Newton, N. C., November 23rd, 1838. He enlisted in the fall of 1861 as a member of the company or-ganized by T. L. Lowe. In a short time he was transferred to Company A, in which he had three brothers. He was in active service until May 12th, 1864, when he was taken prisoner at Spottsylvania Court House. He was confined at Point Lookout and later, in company with his brother Noah, was removed to Elmira, N. Y., where he died December 20, 1864, at the age of 27 years. In the strength and vigor of young manhood, nobly sacrificing his life for the Cause, he died, as he said. "In the triumph of Faith."" [Hahn, p. 118]

 

WILBORNE S. SETZER,  (James Wilburn Setzer), Private, Company K, 46th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 21, March 13, 1862. Present or accounted for until wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on or about September 17, 1862. Returned to duty in N0vember-December, 1862. Present or accounted for until wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Returned to duty prior to November 1, 1863. Wounded at Wilderness, Virginia, on or about May 5, 1864. Returned to duty prior to July 1, 1864. Wounded at Reams' Station, Virginia, August 25, 1864. Returned to duty on December 18, 1864, Present or accounted for through December, 1864. [NCT-11:236]

 

DAVID SHOOK, Private, Company F, 38th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 40, October 31, 1861. Present or accounted for until discharged on or about December 9, 1862, under the provisions of the Conscription Act. [NCT-10:65]

 

DAVAULT M. SIGMAN, Private, Company F, 38th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Resided in Catawba County and enlisted at Camp Hill at age 23, August 14, 1862, for the war. Present or accounted for until wounded at or near Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864. Reported absent wounded through October 24. 1864. Returned to duty on an unspecified date. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865. (grave is unmarked). [NCT-10:65]
Davault Sigman's funeral was preached at St. John's church by Rev. P.C. Henkle [Wed after 3rd Sun (21) April 1886 funeral for Davault Sigman 2 Cor. 5:1] --Notes of Rev. P.C. Henkel.

 

GILBERT P. SIGMAN, Private - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 26, June 3, 1861. Present or accounted for until he died in hospital at Manassas, Virginia, on or about February 4, 1862, of "pneumonia" and/or "typhoid fever.".[NCT-7:204]

 

JOSHUA ADOLPHUS SIGMAN, Private, Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops- Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a farm laborer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 25, July 4, 1862, for the war. Reported present through December 31, 1862. Reported absent sick from February 25 through October 31, 1863. Returned to duty prior to May 1,1864. Captured at or near Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 22, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Mary- land, May 30, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout on October 31, 1864. Received at Venus Point, Savannah River, Georgia, November 15, 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in January-February, 1865, Captured at or near the Appomattox River, Virginia, April 3, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, April 11, 1865. Released at Hart's Island on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.[NCT-14:158]

 

LOGAN H. SIGMAN, (John Logan Sigman), Private, Company F, 38th Regiment, NC Troops - Born in Catawba County* where he resided as a musician prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 35, October 31, 1861, as a substitute for Private F. Holmes Mustered in as Private. Appointed Musician (Fife Major) on February 1, 1862. Present or accounted for until he deserted on November 1, 1862. Reported under arrest and in hospital at Guinea Station, Virginia, during January-April, 1863. Reported absent under arrest on June 5, 1863. Reduced to ranks in May-June, 1863. Deserted in July, 1863. Dropped from the rolls of the company in September-October, 1863.[NCT-10:65]

 

MARCUS L. SIGMAN, Private, Company A, 12th Regiment, NC Troops- Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age 20, April 1, 1862. Present or accounted for until hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, March 26, 1865, with a gunshot wound of the left leg; however, place and date wounded not reported. No further records.[NCT-5:1285]

 

MARTIN MONROE SIGMAN, Private, Company C, 28th Regiment NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted on March 15, 1862. Wounded at Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9, 1862. Returned to duty prior to January 1, 1863. Captured at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until transferred to Elmira, New York, August 10, 1864. Died at Elmira on November 14, 1864, of "chronic diarrhoea." [NCT-8:150]

"During 1864, St. John's lost Martin Sigman to chronic diarrhea in Elmira." [From Lifting High the Cross...For 200 Years, Mark Smith, pg. 195.]

Patrick Isenhour's funeral was preached at St. John's church by Rev. P.C. Henkle [3rd Sun (18) June 1865 funeral for Martin Sigmon & D. Treffelstadt John 6:44] --Notes of Rev. P.C. Henkel.

He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York. He has no marked grave at St. John's Church Cemetery.

 

NELSON ELCANIE SIGMAN, Sergeant, Company F, 38th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Catawba County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 18, October 31, 1861. Mustered in as Corporal. Present or accounted for until wounded at Mechanicsville, Virginia, June 26, 1862. Returned to duty prior to January 1, 1863. Promoted to Sergeant on April 6, 1863. Present or accounted for until wounded in the right thigh near Petersburg, Virginia, June 22, 1864. Reported absent wounded through October, 1864. Retired from service on March 18, 1865, by reason of "gunshot wound [of] right thigh and destruction of muscular tissue from gangrene." [NCT-10:66]

 

WILLIAM HARRISON SIGMAN, Private, Company F, 38th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Resided in Catawba County. Place and date of enlistment not reported. First listed in the records of this company on December 23, 1864. Captured at the Appomattox River, Virginia, April 3, 1865. Confined at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, April 11, 1865. Released on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-10:66]

 

JOHN SIMMONS, Private, Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted on July 4, 1862, for the war. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. November 9, 1862, with neuralgia. Transferred to hospital at Farmville, Virginia, December 20, 1862 (suffering from intermittent fever). Returned to duty on December 31, 1862. Reported present through October 31, 1863. Captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, November 7, 1863. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about October 31, 1864. Received at Venus Point, Savannah River, Georgia, November 15, 1864, for exchange. Reported absent sick on December 2, 1864. Returned to duty in January-February, 1863. Captured at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout on March 28, 1865. Released at Point Lookout on June 19, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. (Was about 20 years of age at time of enlistment.) [NCT-14:158]

 

DANIEL STINE, Private, Company E, 72nd Regiment North Carolina Troops - He died at Wilmington, NC on 12 Oct 1864

 

NOAH TRAFFENSTEDT,  Private, Company K, 45th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Born in Lincoln County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in Lincoln County at age 26, September 11, 1861. Wounded in the leg at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 2, 1863. Reported absent wounded or absent sick through October, 1864. [NCT-11:126]

Noah Treffenstedt's funeral was preached at St. John's church by Rev. P.C. Henkle [Thurs. before 3rd Sun (17) July 1862 funeral for Noah Treffelstadt Psa. 39:4] --Notes of Rev. P.C. Henkel.

Noah Traffelstadt, who was fatally wounded at Malvern Hill, Virginia, returned home and died from these injuries on July 16....(no cemetery marker) [From Lifting High the Cross...For 200 Years, Mark Smith, pg. 196.] His grave remains unmarked.

 

ELCANAH YOUNT, Private, Company A, 12th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted at age .38, March 14, 1863, for the war. Present or accounted for through April, 1863. Company muster rolls dated May-December, 1863, indicate that he was captured on July 1, 1863; however, records of the Federal Provost Marshal do not substantiate that report. Company muster roll dated January-February, 1864, indicates he was absent on furlough. Returned to duty in March-April, 1864, and present or accounted for until hospitalized at Charlottesville, Virginia, June 16, 1864, with "debilitas." Died" in hospital at Charlottesville on July 2, 1864. [NCT-5:130]

 

GEORGE DANIEL LAFAYETTE YOUNT, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, 57th Regiment, NC Troops - Born on March 18, 1832. Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 30. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on July 4, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, on or about September 22, 1862, with measles. Transferred to Salisbury on October 7, 1862. Dropped from the company rolls on or about December 3, 1862, for prolonged absence without leave. Reinstated on January 7, 1863. Resigned on February 11, 1863, by reason of "phthisis." Resignation accepted., on February 17, 1863. [NCT14:148]

 

JOHN HOSEA ALEXANDER YOUNT,  Private, Company A, 12th Regiment, NC Troops - Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a carpenter prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 29, April 27, 1861. Present or accounted for until captured at Petersburg, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until released on June 3, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. [NCT-5:130]

 

MILES A. YOUNT,  1st Lieutenant, Company A, 12th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Resided in Catawba County and was by occupation a carpenter prior to enlisting in Catawba County at age 26, April 27, 1861. Mustered in as 1st Sergeant and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant to rank from September 16, 1861. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on June 5, 1862. Present or accounted for until wounded and captured at or near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on or about September 17, 1862. Confined at Fort McHenry, Maryland, and at Fort Monroe, Virginia, until received at Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia; October 19, 1862, for exchange. Declared exchanged at Aiken's Landing on November 10, 1862. Present or accounted for until hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, February 17, 1864, with a gunshot wound of the left side; however, place and date wounded not reported. Retired to the Invalid Corps on May 16, 1864. [NCT-5:118]

 

REFERENCES:
- North Carolina Troops - 1861-1865-A Roster, N.C. Dept. of Achives & History, North Carolina Troops - 1861-1865-A Roster (1983- )
- The Catawba Soldier of the Civil War, Prof. George W. Hawn, Clay Printing, Hickory, NC, 1911, repr. 1978.
- Lifting High the Cross for 200 Years: St. John's Lutheran Church, Mark Smith, edited by Robert C. Carpenter, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD, 1998
- NC Confederate Militia, Officers Roster As Contained in the Adjutant General's Officer's Roster
, Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., 1992

CREDITS:
Marker photographs by Derick S. Hartshorn-all rights reserved
Others: The Catawba County Soldier in the Civil War.


 

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