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William R Ross Coward
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Birth: 1838
Lawrence County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1862
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA

William R Ross was born 1838, Lawrence Co, IN - he enlisted in Company F, Indiana 15th Infantry Regiment on 14 JUN 1861. He took on his step-fathers surname, Coward, prior to enlisting.

William was Killed In Action at Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, TN

This Unit was organized at Lafayette, Indiana, for one year's service May, 1861. They reorganized for three years' service and mustered in June 14, 1861. It was mustered out June 16, 1864 (expiration of term). The Veterans and Recruits transferred to 17th Indiana Infantry.

June 14, moved to Indianapolis, Ind., thence to Clarksburg, W. Va., July 1-6. West Virginia Campaign July 6-17. Attached to 1st Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, July to September, 1861. Reynolds' Cheat Mountain District, W. Va., to November, 1861. 15th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 15th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1862. 15th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, March, 1862. 21st Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 21st Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to February, 1864. Garrison, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1864.

Service:
Duty in Elkwater Valley, W. Va., July to November, 1861. Operations on Cheat Mountain September 11-17. Elkwater September 11. Cheat Mountain Pass September 12. Greenbrier River October 3-4. Ordered to Louisville November 19. Duty at Bardstown and Lebanon, Ky., till February, 1862. March to Nashville, Tenn., February 17-March 13, and to Savannah, Tenn., March 21-April 6. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8 (Reserve). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Lavergne December 11. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862 
 
Burial:
Stones River National Cemetery
Murfreesboro
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: TC Goonka
Record added: Jun 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111781576
William R <i>Ross</i> Coward
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