Virgil Pfaff, Private, Co D, 57th NC Inf, resided in Forsyth Co., NC where he enlisted at age 20, July 4, 1862, for the war. Hospitalized at Richmond, Va, Sept 29, 1862 with measles. Returned to duty on Oct 29, 1862. Wounded in the right leg and captured at Fredericksburg, Va. Dec 13, 1862. Right leg amputated. Hospitalized at Washington, DC where he died on or about Dec 29, 1862 of wounds.
D NC INF
DATE OF DEATH: 12/29/1862
BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE SITE 173
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