SINK, WILLIAM A., Private, Company F, 5th Carolina Infantry. Born in Davidson County where he resided prior to enlisting in Wake County at age 27, July 15, 1862, for the war as a substitute Present or accounted for until captured at Crampton's Pass, Maryland, September 14, 1862. Paroled on or about September 26, 1862. Returned to duty prior to March 1, 1863, and present or accounted for until captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1863. Confined at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., October 16, 1863. Died in hospital at Washington on February 19, 1864, of “chronic diarrhoea.” [NCT 5:567]
SINK, W A
- F 15 NC INF
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/19/1864
BURIED AT: SECTION CONF SITE 218
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