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SUBMITTED BY: Jean Finch Inscoe (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter)

The following men were some of my ancestors who served in the Confederacy during the Civil War. Ewell Taylor Green and William Alexandria Green were brothers who were born in Virginia but moved to North Carolina with their family before the war started.

Ewell Taylor Green (click image below to enlarge)

Ewell Taylor Green was born in 1846 and lived in Granville County, North Carolina, by the time the war started. He was only seventeen years old when he enlisted in the Confederate Army in Henderson County on Sept. 21, 1863. Green served in Company C of the 53rd Infantry Regiment (North Carolina).

According to his military records, on Jan. 13, 1864, Green was hospitalized at Danville, Virginia, to receive treatment for “Neuralgia.” He returned to serve with his company on Feb. 6, 1864.

On March 25, 1865, Green was taken prisoner at Fort Stedman, Virginia, and was confined a few days later at Point Lookout, Maryland. On June 24, 1865, Ewell T. Green pledged the Oath of Allegiance and was released. The attached photograph is of Ewell Taylor Green, many years after the war was fought.

Source: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster, (1993)

William Alexandria Green

On August 6, 1861, William Alexandria Green was eighteen years old and residing in Warren County, North Carolina, when he enlisted in the Confederate Army. He was a private in Company E of the 1st Cavalry (North Carolina).

On August 5, 1862, Green was captured at Malvern Hill, Virginia, then exchanged at Aiken’s Landing, Virginia, on November 10, 1862. Green returned to his company and was present and accounted for through December 1864.

On April 3, 1865, Green was once again taken prisoner, this time at Amelia Court House in Virginia. He was confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until he took the Oath of Allegiance on June 27, 1865 and was released.

Source: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster, (1993)

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