The Biggest Killer Wasn’t Battle
Absalom Tuten Roe enlisted in the Confederate army in Beaufort County on January 25, 1862. Private Roe was involved in the construction of Fort Fisher. He arrived there on March 29 1862, with Co. B of the 40th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, 3rd North Carolina Artillery. Somewhere between July 8 and July 17, Private Roe died at Fort Fisher of typhoid fever.