SUBMITTED BY: Stokely Caldwell
Amos Snyder Ross was born in 1837 in Union County North Carolina, the son of Thomas Griffin Ross (1806-1873) and Ola Maness (1809-1865). Amos married Mary A. Kiser, daughter of Marcus Kiser and Mary Howell Kiser with a Cabarrus County, NC Marriage Bond dated February 6, 1860.
Amos was conscripted as a Private on 22 August 1862 in to the 48th Regiment of the North Carolina Infantry, Company E, to serve for the war. He joined with Captain W. A. Laney. At the time he joined, he was a 35 year old farmer and described as 5’6’’ tall with a dark complexion, black hair and black eyes. While he was in the war, the 48th fought on 31 Aug 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD; Fought on 12 Sep 1862 at Frederick, MD; Fought on 13 Sep 1862 at South Mountain, MD; Fought on 14 Sep 1862 at South Mountain, MD; Fought on 15 Sep 1862 at Maryland; Fought on 15 Sep 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD; Fought on 15 Sep 1862 at Harper’s Ferry, WV; Fought on 17 Sep 1862 at Frederick, MD; Fought on 17 Sep 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD; Fought on 18 Sep 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD; Fought on 19 Sep 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD; and Fought on 20 Sep 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD.
Amos died intestate of disease (probably pneumonia) at Culpeper on November 3,1862. Amos is said to be buried at the Old Soldier’s Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. His son, Amos Snyder Ross, Jr. was born September 14, 1862 in Union County while Amos was away.