William Wilcox “Will” Hulbert


William Wilcox “Will” Hulbert

Connecticut, USA
Death 5 Jul 1911 (aged 73)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Plot Section 10, Lot 300, Grave 4
Memorial ID 10370113 View Source
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1st Lt.,Co.D,4th Ga.Inf.Regt.-CSA. One of the "Immortal
600". One of the pallbearers for Gen.John B.Gordon.

William Wilcox Hulbert was the son of Abijah and Maria Wilcox Hulbert.


He Was One of Atlanta's Prominent Citizens

Born at the North, He Served
Gallantly in the Confederate Army-
For Many Years Was
Prominently Connected With
Southern Express Company

Confined to bed for the last month, suffering with Bright's Disease, Colonel William W. Hulbert, 73 years of age, succumbed to death at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning at 97 Capitol Square, where he had boarded for some time.
The funeral will be held at A. Montgomery's residence, 234 Ponce de Leon Avenue, where his body now lies, and which has been extended to Colonel Hulbert's friends and all Confederate Veterans.

Mr. Montgomery wishes the public to know that his is very desirous for any of Colonel Hulbert's friends or anyone who was interested in him to be present. All Confederate Camps can obtain positions of honor by communicating with Mr. Montgomery. The interment will be held at West View, Rev. C.T.A. Pise officiating.

Colonel Hulbert was one of the best known men in Georgia, and in fact, in the state, for during his long service as superintendent of the Southern Express Company, he traveled a great deal and had warm personal friends in practically every town in Georgia.

He is survived by his widow, Miss Catherine Hollister, of Savannah; his elder brother, Edward C. Hulbert, connected with the Southern Express Company at Augusta, and two nephews, William Lester and Edward Lester.

The Southern Express Company will provide wagons to haul the Confederate Veterans to and from the cemetery.
The following have been detailed by the Express Company to act as an honorary escort: Thomas W. Leary, Charles L. Loop, John B. Hockaday, O.M. Sadler, W. Buckner, C.C. Wolfe, W.K. Haile, H.M. Smith, William Egleston, A. Montgomery, Edgar M. Williams, W.S. McFarland, Lucian Minor, R.A Buckner, T.L. Crumbaugh, H.C. Spence, John Bright, G.W. Bacot, E.F. Cary, E.G. Williams, C.L. Sneed, C.B. James, J.W.J. Fargason, P.W. Massicot, H.E. Williamson, W.H. Ison, J.E. Skaggs, E.C. Burwell, C.M. Couch, W.T. Stakely, H.A. Terrell, G.L. West, Thomas Grier, P.B. Wilkes and W.J. Brown.

The Pallbearers.
The following will act as pallbearers:
J.B. Hockaday, E.G. Williams, H.M. Smith, H.E. Williamson, E.F. Carey and J.W. J. Fargason.

Sketch of His Life
The following is a sketch of Colonel Hulbert's life:
Few Atlantans were more widely known or more universally admired and loved than he. Since the War Between the States, he has been a resident of Atlanta, and was ever found in the lead of those working for the advancement and betterment of the city. Not only was he widely known in the city, but there is not a city in the state and very few towns in which he was not well acquainted.
But, when Colonel Hulbert became superintendent of the company some years ago, he passed the greater part of his time in Atlanta mingling daily with those who had learned to admire and love him.
Colonel Hulbert was a native of Connecticut, but came south when he was quite a young man, and within a short time began his service with the Express Company, where he remained throughout his entire life except for the four years he passed in the Confederate Army. When the War Between the States began, Colonel Hulbert was running messenger into West Point on the Atlanta and West Point Railroad. The West Point Guards was one of the crack military companies of the state before the war, and when Georgia cast her lot with the seceded states, the West Point Company tendered its services. Colonel Hulbert was then a corporal in the guards, and within a short time that company found itself in the Fourth Georgia Regiment, which was attached to the Doles-Cook Brigade, one of the first bodies of Georgia Troops to go to the front in Virginia. Colonel Hulbert proved one of the best and most fearless soldiers in his command, and promotions came to him rapidly. He took part in the seven days fight about Richmond, and of his conduct in those engagements, General Doles afterwards spoke in the most complimentary terms.
He Was Captured.
He was captured at Spotsylvania, Va., while in command of Confederate Sharpshooters, and was imprisoned on Morris Island. While he was confined there, he was among 600 Confederate Officers who were placed in front of the Federal Troops to receive the fire from advancing Confederate Gunboats. Subsequently, in 1864, he was paroled and afterwards exchanged.
After the war, Colonel Hulbert returned to Georgia and took up his work with the Express Company. He occupied every position in the company's service, from messenger to superintendent. For a long time, he was agent for the company in Atlanta, and was promoted from that position to assistant superintendent, and subsequently was made superintendent of the southern territory. Some three years ago, he was retired with full salary by a unanimous vote from the board of directors because of his long, faithful and efficient service.
A Prominent Veteran.
Colonel Hulbert was a charter member of Atlanta Camp 159, United Confederate Veterans. That, the oldest camp in Atlanta, was organized when President Davis came to Atlanta to the unveiling of the Hill monument, and at that time was known as the Fulton County Confederate Veterans Association. He took a great pride in the veteran organization, and never missed a state convention or a convention of the United Confederate Veterans except the last one, and that as because of ill health. He was Lieutenant Colonel of General Evans' Staff, and was Chief of Staff and Adjutant to General J.O. Waddell. At the last annual meeting of the State Veterans Association in Columbus, Colonel Hulbert was too indisposed to attend, and resolutions expressing sympathy for the state organization were adopted.
Colonel Hulbert's home life was happy and ideal. He is survived by his wife, but there are no children.

July 6, 1911, p. 5
The Constitution, Atlanta, GA


Company D West Point Guards
4th Reg. GA Vol. Inf. C.S.A.

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