A Confederate gravestone at Beaufort National Cemetery now has a name.
The Island Packet reported the marker is now engraved with the name of Private Haywood Treadwell. A 5-year-old North Carolina boy who carries the same last name and is one of Treadwell’s descendants unveiled the marker to about 100 people in a ceremony Saturday.
Treadwell was from Sampson County, North Carolina, and a member of the 61st North Carolina volunteers fighting in the rifle pits at Battery Wagner on Morris Island when he was wounded and captured Aug. 26, 1863. He died in a Union hospital in Beaufort 17 days later.
His identity remained a mystery until a Beaufort woman researching that hospital discovered in 2010 Treadwell may have been buried anonymously because of a misspelled name.