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William Wing Loring
Birth: Dec. 4, 1818
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1886
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Civil War Confederate Major General. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, at the age of 14, he volunteered for the Florida Militia and fought in skirmishes with the Seminole Indians. After serving in the Mexican War as a Captain of the Mounted Riflemen, he served in the US 11th Military Department as a Colonel and was engaged against hostile Indians in New Mexico in 1858. In 1859, he commanded the Department of New Mexico, until he resigned in 1861, to join the Confederate Army as a Brigadier General in the Army of Northern Virginia. Promoted Major General in February 1862, he led a division for the entire war. After the war, he accepted service in the Army of the Khedive of Egypt in 1869. Appointed General-in-Chief of the Egyptian Army, he took command of Alexandria and its defenses extending along the coast to the Rosetta to the mouth of the Nile River. For his services, he was decorated by the Khedive with the Imperial Order of the Osmariah and returned to the United States in 1879. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Loring Park
Saint Augustine
St. Johns County
Florida, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 12, 1999
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For service rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Dec. 30, 2016
Rest in peace.
- Sharon Rish King
 Added: Dec. 5, 2016
William Wing Loring was born in Wilmington, N. C. December 4, 1818 to Ruben and Hannah(Kenan) Loring. In the 1820s he became a resident of the new territory of Florida. At 14 he wasinvolved in the Seminole War Florida Militia in the 11th Regiment 2nd Brig...(Read more)
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 14, 2016
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