My great uncle told me a story his grandfather told him of being in the trenches in Petersburg and was hit by a ricochet bullet in the head lodging it under his scalp. He thought he was dead. At a previous battle he had picked up a sharps carbine and ammunition and when he woke up in the general hospital they scolded him for having it and took it away. He was in Co A then transferred to Co E 13th NC Oct 31 1863. Lived to 81 died Jan 1925. Born in 1845 but lied to join [and] told [them] 1844. Scotch Irish born on the 4th of July. Raised 10 children. Not forgotten.

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