Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Cages in:
 • Fredericksburg Cemetery
 • Fredericksburg
 • Fredericksburg City
 • Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Lieut. William Lyall Cage
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: unknown
Death: Apr., 1863
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA

Company D "Jeff Davis Guards", 21st Mississippi Infantry, Barksdale's Brigade, McLaws' Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

As a 40 year-old, he enlisted at Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi on 5/22/1861 and was elected 5/24/1861 as 2nd Lieutenant of Captain W.L. Brandon's Company, Brandon's 1st Battalion Mississippi Infantry. [This company subsequently became "D" Co. MS 21st Infantry.]
Assigned 8/30/1861 to guard prisoners to Richmond.
Listed on Sept & Oct 1861 Roll as on special duty as Chief of Police for Camp Dickens at Manassas, VA.
Promoted 7/1/1862 to 1st Lieutenant.
Listed on Nov & Dec 1862 and Jan & Feb 1863 Rolls as sick and given a furlough with a 30-day extension from 2/12 but died soon after.

The 21st Mississippi Infantry Regiment was organized in October, 1861, using the 1st (Brandon's) Mississippi Infantry Battalion as its nucleus. It was mustered into Confederate service at Manassas, Virginia. The men were from the counties of Warren, Hinds, Claiborne, Lafayette, Tallahatchie, Madison, Holmes, and Union.

 (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Pulaski Cage (1787 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  Josephine Mary Proctor Posey Cage (1829 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  Anne Eliza Cage Haynes (1848 - 1886)*
  John P. Cage (1849 - 1881)*
  Elizabeth Posey Cage Wall (1852 - 1930)*
  William Connell Cage (1855 - 1935)*
  Laura Cage Gildart (1858 - 1935)*
  Mary Ventress Cage Connell (1860 - 1894)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Lyall Cage (____ - 1863)
  George W. Cage (1832 - 1908)*
  Charles Carroll Cage (1832 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
W.L. CAGE
    MISS

 
Burial:
Fredericksburg Cemetery
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 10, Stone 233
 
Maintained by: BigFrench
Originally Created by: Florence Barnick
Record added: Jul 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72805625
Lieut. William Lyall Cage
Added by: BigFrench
 
Lieut. William Lyall Cage
Added by: BigFrench
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

21st Mississippi Infantry flag
- BigFrench
 Added: Jan. 11, 2012
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service