Welborn, Lamma - 1st Lieutenant, Co. B
Commissioned officer 1st Lt. Lamma Welborn was born on
Dec. 1, 1836 to Pricilla Wood Welborn (Oct. 3, 1803 - May 13, 1885) and
John Welborn (?) of Trinity, Randolph County, NC. He was the twin
brother of 2nd Lt. Calvin H. Welborn of Co. L, the 22nd NC Infantry
Regiment. At the time of his enlistment, Lamma was a student at Trinity
College. He enlisted on April 23, 1861 as part of the 4th NC Volunteers
Infantry Regiment days after the Confederate Congress drafted all white
males between the ages of 18 and 35. He was mustered as a private and
quickly rose through company and regimental ranks. Lt. Welborn was
promoted to Corporal Dec. 19, 1861 and to Sergeant Jan. 11, 1862,
twenty-three days later. Col. Risden Tyler Bennett spoke highly of Lt.
Welborn and considered him a man of worthy conduct. Lamma's notable and
worthy behavior earned him the elected position of full Lieutenant,
April 25, 1862.
As far as records go, Lamma was wounded just prior to the Battle of King's Schoolhouse, Oak Grove, VA and later died of a "fever" in the Richmond Military Hospital, June 26, 1862. His body was returned to Trinity and interred in Hopewell Cemetery [headstone], near Hopewell Methodist Church. He is buried next to his mother Pricilla Wood Welborn and near his twin brother, who survived the war.
Lt. Lamma Welborn is my great-great uncle, brother to my maternal great-great grandfather.
Information provided by: Eric Scholler, Raleigh, NC