Private William Franklin Vogler
Company D (the “Forsyth Rifles”), 21st Regiment N.C. Troops (11th Regiment N.C. Volunteers)
The case containing this sixth-plate ambrotype of William Franklin Vogler is inscribed “Raleigh N C May 1861.” Although Vogler may have visited Raleigh in May, on the twenty-second of that month he enlisted at Salem in the “Forsyth Rifles,” subsequently Company D, 21st Regiment N.C. Troops.
The four surviving muster rolls for Company D and several brigade-level lists of men detailed to extra duty report that Vogler was on detail as a regimental teamster from at least January 1863 through February 1865. For that service he was paid an additional twenty-five cents per day. There are no military records for Vogler after February 1865.
William F. Vogler (April 11, 1843-November 21, 1901) is buried at Bethania Moravian God’s Acre, Bethania, Forsyth County.
Image: Copy print in author’s possession.
Manarin et. al., North Carolina Troops 6:573; Mast, State Troops and Volunteers, 1:90; service record files of William F. Vogler, 21st Regiment N.C. Troops, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from the State of North Carolina (M270), RG109, NA.