The 14th North Carolina Regiment

A memorial site dedicated to those North Carolinians who answered the call of their State
and served her honorably from 1861-1865 as members of the 14th Regiment, NC Troops

Kepley, Andrew - Private, Co. I

Andrew Kepley was born in Davidson County, NC on 14 February 1837 the son of Matthias Kepley and Elizabeth Younts Kepley.  Andrew was confirmed to the Evangelical Lutheran Church on 17 May, 1856. He had at least one brother, Mathias. In 1859, he married Neaty Hedrick and they had two children, Elizabeth, and Andrew H. Kepley, born 8 September 1862, just 29 days before his father’s death. 

Andrew was a farmer until he enlisted in Wake County, with his brother Mathias, on 16 July 1862, for the war.  He was present or accounted for until wounded at Sharpsburg, Maryland, in the engagement at Bloody Lane, on or about 17 September 1862.  He was taken to the hospital in the Methodist Church in Shepherdstown, Virginia where he died of his wounds on 7 October, 1862.  He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery [Headstone] in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.


Submitted by Joni Everhart, whose G-G-G-Grandfather is Andrew Kepley.