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ca. 1856, [hand-tinted daguerreotype portrait of twenty-one year old Absalom K. Simonton II] In May of 1861, Simonton Enrolled as a Captain and Member of the “Iredell Blues” in the 4th North Carolina. Simonton served with the regiment through fierce fighting in 1861 and 1862 and was promoted to Major and transferred to Field & Staff on May 1, 1862. Simonton was killed in action at Seven Pines on May 31, 1862, the date his promotion went into effect.