We need to be careful about mixing this Aaron with the direct ancestor of the next generation. It seems that names are the same, but birthdates are certainly different. Aaron is listed in the 1860 Federal Census, as age 23, living in Ivy and Flat Creek, Buncombe Co., NC. Aaron is a farmer. He is living with his mother, Mary (65) who cannot read or write and his brother, Oliver (19) who is marked insane. They live near Aaron’s brother, Isaac (25) and his wife Polly (23) with their sons Gaither (5), Alfred (3) and Dopheus (5 months). Aaron enlisted in the 25th NC Infantry Regiment, Company K, July 23, 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, May 15, 1862. He was wounded at the Battle of Fredricksburg, VA, Dec. 13, 1862. He was listed as in the hospital until he returned to duty Feb. 1863. Tradition says that he was reduced in rank July 30, 1863 possibly because Aaron brought Isaac, his brother, back to Buncombe Co., NC by train and buried him there, but cannot find the name listed in any of the NC cemeteries (Sources: North Carolina Troops 1862-65 A Roster.) He was captured at Fort Stedman, (?Petersburg?), VA, Mar. 25, 1865 and confined at Point Lookout, MD. He was released June 14, 1865, after taking the oath of allegiance to the United States (Roll: M598 114 Roll Title: Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of the War, 1861-1865). In the 1870 Federal Census, there is an A. W. Ingle living in Ivy, Buncombe Co., with Katherine, age 30, who cannot read or write and their son, James W. who is 4-1/2. It looks as though after he was released from a Union prison, he married Katherine. In 1910, Aaron W. Ingle is 73 living with John Moss, 38, Losgie Moss (Lizzie), 31, Ada 13, Nerva C. 11, James E., 9, and Nathaniel 10-1/2.
Sources: North Carolina Troops 1862-65 A Roster. (Roll: M598 114 Roll Title: Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of the War, 1861-1865 1870 Federal Census
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