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Thomas J. Pickford [sic]

Residence Warren County NC; a 23 year-old Student.
Enlisted on 5/4/1861 at Warren County, NC as a Sergeant.
On 5/4/1861 he mustered into "C" Co. NC 12th Infantry
He was listed as:
* POW 10/19/1864 Cedar Creek, VA
* Confined 10/20/1864 Fort Delaware, DE
* Oath of Allegiance 6/7/1865 (place not stated)
Promotions:
* Sergt
* Priv 2/28/1862 (Reduced to ranks)
* Sergt 3/30/1863 (Estimated day)
* 2nd Lieut 9/11/1864

Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 2/1/1863 from company C to company K

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James Alston Pitchford

Residence Warren County NC; a 27 year-old Farmer.
Enlisted on 5/4/1861 at Warren County, NC as a Private.
On 5/4/1861 he mustered into "C" Co. NC 12th Infantry
He was discharged for disability on 1/31/1862 (Rheumatism)
born in Warren County

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Sterling T. Pitchford

Residence Warren County NC; a 20 year-old Farmer.
Enlisted on 4/18/1861 at Warren County, NC as a Private.
On 4/18/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. NC 12th Infantry
He was Killed on 6/27/1862 at Gaines' Mill, VA

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

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John Calhoun Pitchford

Residence Madison MS; 28 years old.
Enlisted on 3/1/1862 as a Private.
On 3/1/1862 he mustered into "Richards'" Co. MS Madison Light Artillery
* Wounded 6/3/1864 Cold Harbor, VA:
born 1/26/1834 in Warren County, NC
died 4/10/1926 in Madison, MS
(Parents: Dr. T. J. & Matilda (Cheek) Pitchford. Married
Harriet Eliza Day)

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Robert T. Pitchford

Enlisted as a Private
"Richards'" Co. MS Madison Light Artillery

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- Confederate Veteran Magazine

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John Calhoun Pitchford.

On April 10, 1926, at the age of ninety-two years, John Calhoun Pitchford passed peacefully into the great beyond. He was born in Warren County, N. C., January 26, 1834, the son of Dr. T. J. Pitchford and Matilda Cheek, of North Carolina. He attended the Warren Academy and graduated from Wake Forest College, with A.B. degree in 1855, delivering the Latin Salutatory.

Four years later he returned to secure the Master’s Degree. For several years following his graduation he served as teacher. After three years of teaching in Eastern Carolina, he was given a position in Madison College, Miss.

In 1860 he moved to Mississippi, and in the early spring of 1862 he joined the Madison Artillery, a company organized in Canton, which became a part of Poague’s Battalion, 3rd Army Corps, A. N. V.

He was under galling fire in many battles, notably at the Wilderness, at Spotsylvania, and at Cold Harbor. In the latter battle he was one of the number shot out of the ranks, being struck by four bullets in fifteen minutes, and fit for no more duty for two months. During the next fall he returned to the army and remained to the end.

Comrade Pitchford was married to Miss Harriet Eliza Day, a lovely belle of Weldon, N. C. With his wife he re- turned to Mississippi, where he went bravely to work to re- build his home. He was a member of the Baptist Church, having joined many years ago.

A man of sterling worth, he embodied all that made for good citizenship, enjoying the love and respect of all.

His faithful wife, oldest daughter, and two sons preceding him several years, and surviving him are five sons and three daughters.

Confederate Veteran Magazine, Vol. 35, pp. 183/4

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