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William Doss Cothern
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1836
Lancaster
Lancaster County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1904
La Crosse
Alachua County
Florida, USA

During the Civil War, William Doss fought in the Florida 9th Infantry which became the Florida 9th Infantry deployed to Virginia in 1864 to fight with the Army of Northern Virginia after successfully defending Florida in the Battle of Olustee. His unit surrendered under the command of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. He is listed as W.D. Cothran,Pvt.,Co. B, 9th Florida Infantry Regiment, paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, as a member of the Army of Northern Virginia. Paroled between April 9 and 15, 1865. Ref. Vol.15 Southern Historical Society publication, Duplication of Paroles,published 1887. He applied for a Florida Confederate Pension in 1903, File no. D05828.

Doss was leftt with young children when Celia Died. He got a housekeeper and never remarried. He gave several acres of land to his sons before he died. When he died, John Nelson Cothern, was appointed administrator of his estate & posted a bond in the amount of $500.00. Doss was survived by 9 children and 2 grandchildren. He had 92 head of cattle,$568.20 in cash,a wagon valued at $19.00,and a sugar kettle valued at $4.75. His cattle were split between the children(8 head to Mary Dampier:10 head to Sally Starling: 8 head to Susie Hardee: 9 head to Ollie Harris:9 head to Cary Cothern:9 head to George Cothern:9 head to Frank Cothern;7 head to Willie Cothern,grandson:9 head to Artie Starling,grandson,8 head to Rubie Moore and 7 head to John Nelson Cothern) and each child received $51.50.

William Doss(Dawson)..cause of death: stomach cancer.



Spelling of name Cothern / Cauthen / Corthren

1860 Census of Alachua County, FL p.38


37 287 294 Corthren William 19 M Farmer 350 S.C.

During the Civil War, William Doss fought in the Florida 9th Infantry which became the Florida 9th Infantry deployed to Virginia in 1864 to fight with the Army of Northern Virginia after successfully defending Florida in the Battle of Olustee. His unit surrendered under the command of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. He is listed as W.D. Cothran,Pvt.,Co. B, 9th Florida Infantry Regiment, paroled at Appomattox, Virginia, as a member of the Army of Northern Virginia. Paroled between April 9 and 15, 1865. Ref. Vol.15 Southern Historical Society publication, Duplication of Paroles,published 1887. He applied for a Florida Confederate Pension in 1903, File no. D05828.

Doss was leftt with young children when Celia Died. He got a housekeeper and never remarried. He gave several acres of land to his sons before he died. When he died, John Nelson Cothern, was appointed administrator of his estate & posted a bond in the amount of $500.00. Doss was survived by 9 children and 2 grandchildren. He had 92 head of cattle,$568.20 in cash,a wagon valued at $19.00,and a sugar kettle valued at $4.75. His cattle were split between the children(8 head to Mary Dampier:10 head to Sally Starling: 8 head to Susie Hardee: 9 head to Ollie Harris:9 head to Cary Cothern:9 head to George Cothern:9 head to Frank Cothern;7 head to Willie Cothern,grandson:9 head to Artie Starling,grandson,8 head to Rubie Moore and 7 head to John Nelson Cothern) and each child received $51.50.

William Doss(Dawson)..cause of death: stomach cancer.


U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
about William D Cothran
Name: William D Cothran
Age at enlistment: 26
Enlistment Date: 14 May 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Camp McCarthy, FL
State Served: Florida
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, Florida 9th Infantry Regiment on 14 May 1862.
Mustered out on 09 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
Birth Date: 1 Oct 1835
Sources: Soldiers of Florida in the ...Civil War...
Biographical Rosters of Florida's Soldiers 1861-1865


American Civil War Regiments
Regiment: 9th Infantry Regiment Florida
Date of Organization: 28 Apr 1864
Muster Date: 9 Apr 1865
Regiment State: Florida
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 9th
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
NINTH FLORIDA INFANTRY

Early in May, 1864, Gen. Patton Anderson, commanding the
District of Florida, received from the War Department an order
to send a good brigade to Richmond with all possible
expedition.

Gen. Joseph Finnegan was ordered to immediately proceed to
Virginia with his brigade, consisting of 1st Battalion, Lieut.-
Col. Charles Hopkins; 2nd Battalion, Lieut.-Col. Theodore
Brevard; 4th Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel McClellan; and 6th
Battalion, Lieut.Col. John M. Martin.

The order was obeyed immediately and the Brigade arrived at
Richmond May 25, 1864 and joined Anderson's Division, of which
Holmes was then commander, and Hill's Corps at Hanover Junction
May 28, 1864. On June 8, the troops were organized into two
regiments as follows: The 1st Florida Battalion, six
companies, and the companies of Captains Mays, Stewart, Clark
and Powers of the 2nd Battalion, formed the 10th Regiment,
Colonel Hopkins commanding.

The 4th Florida Battalion, seven companies, the companies of
Captains Ochus and Robinson, of the 2nd Battalion, and Captain
Cullens'- unattached company formed the 11th Regiment, Col.
Theodore Brevard commanding. The 6th Florida Battalion, seven
companies, and the three independent companies, Capts. J. C.
Eichelberger, John McNeil, and B. L. Reynolds, formed the 9th
Regiment, Colonel Martin commanding.

The seven companies that formed the 6th Battalion before
organizing as such, had served as independent volunteer
companies in different parts of the State; they were commanded
by Captains John C. Chambers, John W. Pearson, Samuel Hope,
James Tucker, A. A. Stewart, J. C. DuPree, S. M. G. Gary.

At the battle of Olustee these companies were formed into a
battalion commanded by Maj. Pickens Bird. In concentrating the
troops between Waldo and Jacksonville, after the battle of
Olustee, Lieutenant-Colonel Martin was placed in command of the
Battalion, and upon the arrival of the Battalion in Virginia
the Regiment was formed and the companies named, became A, B.
C, D, E, F and G. under their respective captains. To these
companies were added the company of B. L. Reynolds, which
became Co. H; John McNeil, Co. I; Jacob Eichelberger, Co. K;
John M. Martin was promoted to Colonel, John W. Pearson to
Lieutenant- Colonel, and Pickens B. Bird became Major.

Major Bird was killed at Cold Harbor June 3, 1864, as was
Captain Reynolds of Co. H and Lieut. Ben B. Lane of Co. I.
Regimental Adjutant Owens, Captain Tucker, of Co. D, and
Lieut.R. D. Harrison, commanding Co. B. were seriously wounded.

After the battle of Cold Harbor Finnegan's Brigade, which now
consisted of the 2nd, 5th 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Regiments,
took up the line of march for Petersburg. On June 23 they
moved from the breastworks, under a heavy fire of shells and
canister, and marched down the Weldon Road, six miles below,
and drove back the enemy, who were tearing up the road.

On June 30 the battle of Ream's Station was fought. A Florida
Brigade marched, reached the battle field at day-break and
attacked the enemy driving him back in a running fight four
miles, capturing seven pieces of artillery, many horses, a few
prisoners and 1,300 negroes.

On the morning of the 21st August the Florida brigade advanced
within one hundred yards of the Federal breast-works on the
Weldon Railroad, where the enemy were strongly entrenched.
Repeated charges were made to dislodge them, but failed. The
loss in killed and wounded was very severe. Lieut.- Col. John
W. Pearson, of the 9th Regiment, was so severely wounded that
he died in Augusta, GA, while on his way home.

The death of Colonel Pearson left the 9th Regiment with no
Field Officers, except the Colonel. An attempt was made to
have outsiders appointed to these positions, but Colonel Martin
objected on the ground that captains in his regiment had earned
promotion and were entitled to the offices; but for some reason
the War Department failed to make these deserved promotions and
the 9th Regiment served to the close of the war without either
Lieutenant-Colonel or Major.

On December 7, 1864, the Florida Brigade, of which the 9th was
a part, made a forced march of 50 miles and struck the enemy at
the Bellfield on the 9th; but the enemy numbering 20,000, who
had been on a raid declined to accept the gage of battle, and
retreated, and the Brigade returned to camp foot-sore, having
marched over frozen roads, and through sleet and snow more than
one hundred miles.

Early in February, 1865, the 9th was engaged at Hatcher's Run,
opposing the Federal attempt to extend their line of battle.
In this engagement S. W. Crowson was seriously wounded.

The Brigade was now ordered to winter quarters; but before
reaching them received orders to return to reinforce General
Gordon south of Hatcher's Run. In this engagement the Brigade
numbered but 3,500 effective men. After a charge the enemy
fled in confusion and night ended the battle.

On the morning of April 2 General Lee's lines were broken and
the retreat began. The 9th Regiment retreated by way of High
Bridge and marched to Farmville; being crowded it halted and
fortified for an attack, which was repulsed with heavy loss to
the enemy. This was the last battle in which the 9th was
engaged. The Regiment surrendered at Appomattox, 15 officers
and 109 men.

Source: Soldiers of Florida in the ... Civil War ... page 206

Battles Fought
Fought on 17 Sep 1862 at Antietam, MD.
Fought on 1 Apr 1863.
Fought on 8 Apr 1863.
Fought on 20 May 1863 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 1 Jun 1863 at Cedar Key, FL.
Fought on 1 Jun 1863.
Fought on 4 Jun 1863 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 6 Jun 1863 at Cedar Key, FL.
Fought on 3 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.
Fought on 10 Aug 1863 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 7 Feb 1864 at Jacksonville, FL.
Fought on 7 Feb 1864 at Jacksonville, ,FL.
Fought on 7 Feb 1864 at Camp Finegan, FL.
Fought on 8 Feb 1864 at Camp Finegan, FL.
Fought on 8 Feb 1864 at Jacksonville, FL.
Fought on 8 Feb 1864.
Fought on 8 Feb 1864 at Baldwin, FL.
Fought on 9 Feb 1864 at Baldwin, FL.
Fought on 10 Feb 1864 at Camp Finegan, FL.
Fought on 10 Feb 1864 at Baldwin, FL.
Fought on 10 Feb 1864.
Fought on 12 Feb 1864 at Starke, FL.
Fought on 20 Feb 1864 at Olustee, FL.
Fought on 1 Mar 1864.
Fought on 10 Apr 1864.
Fought on 2 May 1864 at Turkey Ridge, VA.
Fought on 6 May 1864 at Tampa, FL.
Fought on 6 May 1864 at Culpeper Court House, VA.
Fought on 31 May 1864 at Turkey Ridge, VA.
Fought on 2 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 3 Jun 1864 at Gaines' Farm, VA.
Fought on 3 Jun 1864 at Gaines Farm, VA.
Fought on 3 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 4 Jun 1864 at Gaines' Farm, VA.
Fought on 4 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 5 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 8 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 10 Jun 1864 at Gaines' Farm, VA.
Fought on 11 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 11 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 19 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 19 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 20 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 24 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 26 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 27 Jun 1864 at Reams' Station, VA.
Fought on 29 Jun 1864 at Reams' Station, VA.
Fought on 29 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 29 Jun 1864.
Fought on 30 Jun 1864 at Reams' Station, VA.
Fought on 1 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 1 Jul 1864.
Fought on 4 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 2 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
Fought on 10 Aug 1864 at Cross Roads, VA.
Fought on 14 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 15 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 15 Aug 1864.
Fought on 16 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864 at Reams' Station, VA.
Fought on 22 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
Fought on 25 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 9 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 10 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 11 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 12 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 14 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 15 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 21 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 4 Oct 1864.
Fought on 1 Nov 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 1 Dec 1864 at Savannah, GA.
Fought on 18 Dec 1864 at Savannah, GA.
Fought on 27 Dec 1864 at Savannah, GA.
Fought on 5 Feb 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 6 Feb 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Richmond, VA.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Howard's Grove Hospital, Richmond, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Paynesville, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Richmond, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Farmville, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at High Bridge, VA.
Fought on 7 Apr 1865 at Farmville, VA.
Fought on 7 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
Fought on 10 Apr 1865 at Macon, GA.
Fought on 8 May 1865 at Athens, GA.




American Civil War Soldiers
about William Cothran
Name: William Cothran
Enlistment Date: 14 May 1862
Enlistment Place: Camp McCarthy, Florida
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Florida
Birth Date: 1 Oct 1835
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 14 May 1862 at the age of 26.
Enlisted in Company B, 9th Infantry Regiment Florida on 14 May 1862.
Surrendered Company B, 9th Infantry Regiment Florida on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
Sources: 51,87 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Celia Sparkman Cothern (1813 - 1893)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah R. Cauthen Starling (1867 - 1916)*
  George Washington Cothern (1877 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CO B
9 REGT
FLA INF
CSA


Rest in silent slumber
Rest
God called thee home
He thought it best

 
Burial:
Antioch Baptist Cemetery
La Crosse
Alachua County
Florida, USA
 
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Record added: May 29, 2010
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- RoxღEd
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014
Thinking of you today G.G. Grandpa.Rest with the angels.
- Paulette Johnston Pate B.
 Added: Feb. 24, 2012
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Feb. 16, 2011
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