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Philemon Hawkins SasserRoster ID 1420
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Philemon Hawkins Sasser, Class of 1863: Genealogy: Born- Oct. 26, 1842 at Goldsboro, NC. Father- John William Sasser; Mother- Lucinda Haywood. Pat. grandparents- unknown. Mat. Grandfather-Stephen Haywood; Mat. Grandmother- Delia Hawkins. Married- On Dec. 23, 1874 to Hannah More Scott, daughter of Edward Chambers Scott and Marinda Frances More. Children- 1- Edward Chambers Sasser; 2- John William Sasser; 3- William Henry Sasser; 4- Philemon Hawkins Sasser; 5- Lucinda Haywood Sasser; 6- Ben More Sasser. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Oct. 29, 1859; Left after one year. Attended University of North Carolina 1858-59. Military Record: Enlisted May 8, 1861 at Raleigh, NC in as 1st Sgt. in Co. A, 1st NC Artillery (10th State Troops); transferred to Co. I, 2nd NC Cavalry (19th State Troops) on Feb. 1, 1862 as 2nd Lieut.; resigned at an unknown date (probably May 1862); appointed 2nd Lieut. Co. A, 33rd NC Regiment on July 3, 1863; on sick leave or AWOL in late 1864; promoted to 1st Lieut. on Feb. 14, 1865; wounded in action in the neck early in 1865 at an unknown place; in hospital in Richmond, Va. and then Raleigh, NC; at "Camp Direction" in Greensboro, NC when paroled at an unspecified date. Careers: Farmer. Died- Dec. 6, 1882 in Wake Co. NC. (Cancer of the stomach).|