SC Confederate Mystery: Gravestone now has name of NC soldier

SC Confederate Mystery:  Gravestone now has name of NC soldier (Image 1)
SC Confederate Mystery: Gravestone now has name of NC soldier (Image 1)

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.

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