Sergeant-Major William Henry
61st Infantry Regiment, North Carolina State Troops
William Henry von Eberstein enlisted in the Washington Grays on April 15, 1861. He was elected the Fifth (Orderly) Sergeant on April 18, 1861. The company was first assigned to the 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery and then reorganized as Company K, 10th Regiment, North Carolina Artillery. He also had previously served as the acting Ordnance Sergeant of the Confederate fort on Beacon Island. He transferred to the 61st Regiment, North Carolina State Troops in August 1862. They participated in the defense of Charleston, South Carolina in September 1862. He was severely wounded at Battery Wagner, South Carolina in August 1863. In November 1863, he went with the 61st Regiment, North Carolina State Troops to defend Petersburg, Virginia. He was again severely wounded at the Battle of Drewy's Bluff. He was honorably discharged near Richmond, Virginia on October 15, 1864.
Edward L. Harding
Washington, North Carolina
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