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Pvt William Richard Gilliard
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Birth: May 21, 1830
Georgia, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1908
Grady County
Georgia, USA

William Richard Gilliard He married first Nancy Pamela Tilley (1839-1880). He then married Roxanna Tilley (1848-1952).

He was the son of Michael S Gilliard and Mary Ann Unknown Maiden name.

William established this cemetery in 1878.

He and his four brothers, Pvt Michael Gilliard, Pvt. George D. Gilliard, Pvt, Jermiah M. Gilliard, Pvt Joseph M. Gilliard, all enlisted in Savannah in 1861 at Camp Wilson in the 29th Ga Infantry Regiment, CSA.

Here is the letter written by William Richard Gilliard on Sept 8, 1863 From Lookout Mountain - Civil War.

Tennessee Chattanooga PO September the 8, 1863

Dear Father and Mother I tak the plasher of droping you a few lins to in form you that I am well at this time hopin that my few lins may find you both well. I recived your letter to day and I was glad to hear from you. But sory to say to you that I can not com hom to see you all. The boys is all well at this tim. I am sorrow to say to you that they air fiting in hearing of them. We air redy at a Minity to go to them they whipped our men yesterday and Mother they will whipe us. Mother I am coming home if I ever git back in georgia a gain and I am agoin to stay when I com Mother you rote to me to let you no how I faird. we git a plenty to eat such as it is it is beef and bred you roat to me that you wanted to no how the nabers is hear. You know that tha can not be good to a hundred thousand men and Mother tell Nancy that I am well and kiss little Nancy Ann for me. Mother this may bee the last time that you may ever hear frome me. I tell you thear is a grait chance for it. Deth is staring us in the face at this time. Papy it is the worst looking time that you ever saw in your life. I must come to a close by sending my Best Respects an Mother I got the money and paper stamps invelops and all teh rest that you sent that is the first letter that I have received from you in two monts from you.

William R Gilliard and William Henry Gilliard survived the war.
Their brothers: George, Joseph, and Jerry ( Jeremiah) and Michael S.(my Great-Great Grandfather) did not. They all were at Chattanooga at the same time.

Family links: 
  Nancy Pamela Tilley Gilliard (1839 - 1871)
  Roxie Ann Tilley Gilliard (1846 - 1952)
  Mathew Gilliard (1851 - 1933)*
  Jeremiah M Gillard (1866 - 1953)*
  Ella Gilliard Hancock (1869 - 1962)*
  George Washington Gilliard (1880 - 1965)*
  Bedie Hurst Gilliard Owens (1885 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Grady County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: Susan Barwick
Originally Created by: Winnette
Record added: Feb 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48313156
Pvt William Richard Gilliard
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Pvt William Richard Gilliard
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