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

The following men are two of my Granville County, North Carolina, ancestors who served in the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Pvt. Major Robertson (click image below to enlarge)

Major Robertson was born in 1842 in Granville, North Carolina. He was the brother of Amelia Robertson Clopton, who was Lucy Clopton Finch’s Grandmother.

Major Robertson [also “Robinson” and “Roberson” in military records] enlisted to serve the Confederate Army as a Private on June 17, 1861. He was a twenty-year-old farmer at the time of his enlistment. He served in in Company E of the 23rd Infantry Regiment (North Carolina).
According to his military records, on Jan. 15, 1862, Major died of “Congestion of the Brain” at Culpeper, Virginia.
The attached document recorded Major’s death and length of service in the 23rd Infantry (N.C.).

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

George Clopton

George Clopton enlisted in the Confederate Army on Jan. 15, 1864 at Orange Court House, Virginia. He served in Company G of the 30th Infantry Regiment (North Carolina).

Just over a month later, on February 17, 1864, George died of typhoid fever at Richmond, Virginia.

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

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