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Pvt William Blair Aiken
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Birth: May 3, 1828
Fairfield County
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 8, 1864
Spotsylvania County
Virginia, USA

Listed as a planter on the 1860 U.S. Census, he was son of John Aiken and Margaret McConnell. Father of William Franklin Aiken, John Thomas Aiken, Sarah Jane Aiken, Mary Elizabeth Aiken, Margaret Caroline Aiken.

Company E "Monticello Guards", 15th South Carolina Infantry, Kershaw's Brigade, McLaws' Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Enlisted 3/29/1862 at Monticello, he was mustered into "E" Co. SC 15th Infantry as a Private.
Absent, sick in hospital 6/14/1863 through 2/29/1864 Rolls.
Killed In Action in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Va.

The 15th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in September, 1861, at Lightwoodknot Springs, near Columbia, South Carolina. Its members were raised in the counties of Richland, Union, Lexington, Kershaw, Fairfield, and Williamsburg. (bio by: BigFrench) 
Family links: 
  John Aiken (1802 - ____)
  Margaret McConnell Aiken (1801 - 1834)
  Margaret Blair Blair (1834 - 1904)
  William Franklin Aiken (1853 - 1902)*
  John Thomas Aiken (1855 - 1925)*
  S. J. Aiken (1857 - 1874)*
  Mary E. Aiken (1859 - 1915)*
  Margaret C. Aiken (1862 - 1919)*
  William Blair Aiken (1828 - 1864)
  Mary Margaret Aiken Seymour (1831 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Surname misspelled on headstone.
Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery
Spotsylvania County
Virginia, USA
Plot: South Carolina State Section
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Mar 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10561409
Pvt William Blair Aiken
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Pvt William Blair Aiken
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Dear Pvt. Aiken: "Scatter the fragrant blossoms, bathed in a people's tears, over the graves where heroes, sleep through the lapsing years...tenderly strew the roses, over each warrior's bed, roses of white and crimson, over this Confederate's head!""Heav...(Read more)
- Monty Chase
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- BigFrench
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