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William Whann Mackall
Birth: Jan. 18, 1817
Death: Aug. 12, 1891

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in the District of Columbia, he graduated from the US Military Academy in 1837 and was commissioned an officer in the 1st US Artillery. He distinguished himself in the Seminole War, Mexican War and at the start of the Civil War declined promotion to Lieutenant Colonel to serve in the Confederate Army. Commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel on the staff of General Albert Sidney Johnston, he was promoted Brigadier General in 1862. He was assigned to the command of the Confederate forces at Madrid Bend, where he was captured by Union troops and was prisoner exchanged in August, 1862. In 1863, he was given command of the district of the Gulf and was appointed chief of staff by General Braxton Bragg. He was on duty in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana in 1864 and fought in the campaign against Union General Sherman from Dalton to Atlanta. He was relieved from his staff duties at his own request, but continued to participate in Confederate operations until he surrendered to the Union in Macon, Georgia, on April 20, 1865. After the war, he became a farmer and real estate speculator in Virginia. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Aminta Elizabeth Douglass Sorrel Mackall (1823 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Mackall (1855 - 1911)*
  Douglass Sorrell Mackall (1863 - 1943)*
  Henry Clinton Mackall (1866 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lewinsville Presbyterian Cemetery
McLean
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 16, 2000
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William Whann Mackall
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Thank you General for your leadership and service to the Confederacy. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jan. 18, 2016

- Pipedreamer
 Added: Aug. 12, 2014
Your rememberance will last for eternity.
- Patrick Murphy
 Added: May. 23, 2014
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