|Death: ||Jul. 14, 1863|
He was a Confederate Soldier
53rd Infantry Regiment
Residence was not listed;
He enlisted on 21 April 1861 or 1862 at Suffolk, VA. as a Private.
On same date he mustered into "D" Co. VA 53rd Infantry
He died of wounds on 14 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA
He was listed as:
P.O.W. on 3 July 1863 Gettysburg, PA
Wounded in thigh. Leg amputated
2nd Lieut 29 July 1862 (As of Co. E)
Captain 1 July 1863 (As of Co. D)
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
29 July 1862 from company D to company E
1 July 1863 from company E to company D
William was at VMI 3 years (entered as third).
Military Record: Drillmaster, Richmond, Spring 1861. Enlisted at Suffolk, VA on 21 April 1861 for three years as Pvt, Company D, 53rd Virginia (may have enlisted earlier for 1 year). Made 3rd Lt, Company E on 29 July 1862; 2nd Lt on 29 September 1862. 1st Lt on 30 April 1863 roll. On 23 June 1863 Colonel of Regiment recommended him for Capt, Company B. Approved throuh brigade on 24 June, division on 1 July, corps on 8 July, and army. Made Capt 27 July 1863. Meanwhile, he was mortally wounded in action in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, he was shot through his hips after crossing a stone wall.
At time of promotion to Captain, Confederate States records carried him as "wounded and captured."
He died at the U. S. II Corps Hospital on 14 July 1863.
He was buried in yard D Of the hospital cemetery.
He was moved to a mass grave In Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia on 13 June 1872.
Note: Who were his parents ? ? ?
Plot: Gettysburg Section
Maintained by: deegraver
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Nov 08, 2006
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