Sergeant Charles Alexander
28th Virginia Infantry
1st Battalion Virginia Infantry
Charles Alexander Woodson enlisted twice in the Confederate Army. On July 8, 1861, he joined Company K of the 28th Virginia Infantry Regiment, and he was promoted to sergeant in May 1862. He was wounded and captured at Boonsboro, Maryland during General Lee's first invasion of the North. He was held at Ft. Delaware and was exchanged on November 10, 1862. Feeling that he could not return to the Confederate Army, he paid a substitute to serve in his place. With the war going badly for the Confederacy, Charles Alexander Woodson joined the 1st Battalion of the Virginia Infantry on April 12, 1864. He was promoted to 2nd Corporal in November 1864. He served at Petersburg as a Provost Guard. With his company, he surrendered and signed his parole at Appomattox Court House. After the war, he became a Baptist preacher. He died in Rustburg, Virginia on March 1, 1922 at the age of 81.
Roxboro, North Carolina
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