Pvt Wilson Carrington

Pvt Wilson Carrington

Birth
Madison County, Georgia, USA
Death 14 Sep 1862 (aged 18–19)
Burkittsville, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 147700259 · View Source
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Wilson Carrington was born in Madison County Georgia in 1843. He was the son of Augustus Guy and Martha A Porterfield Carrington.

On July 11, 1861, he and his brother, Willis Carrington, enlisted in Company A "Madison Greys" 16th Georgia Volunteer Infantry at Madison County, GA. Willis died of disease near Suffolk, Va earlier in 1862.

The 16th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry (also known as the Sallie Twiggs Regiment) was organized during the summer of 1861. The ten companies were raised in the counties of Madison, Elbert, Gwinnett, Habersham, Jackson, and Hart (although there were members from other counties.)

The Regiment was sent to Virginia, assigned to the command of Genl Howell Cobb, and encamped there until Oct 20 1861 when they were ordered to Yorktown. The 16th fought with Magruder at Yorktown, Lee's Mill, and Williamsburg. Then was assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia for the Seven Days' Battles (Savages Station, Allen's Farm, Malvern Hill.)

On September 14, 1862 the 16th Georgia was part of the Confederate force of about 500 men sent to defend against advance of about 13,000 Union troops at Crampton's Gap (South Mountain.) They were unsuccessful in defeating the opponent and suffered heavy casualties, but were able to delay the advance of Federal troops long enough to allow more time for Genl. Robt E Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia to become better organized. Of the 368 members of the Regiment engaged at Crampton's Gap, 52% were disabled (wounded, killed, captured, or missing) including Wilson Carrington who was killed.

Burial is unknown, but the bodies of many Confederate soldiers who were killed at Cramptons Gap and Sharpsburg were removed to this cemetery. I'd like to hope that he too has found a final resting place there.


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  • Created by: On the Trail
  • Added: 10 Jun 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 147700259
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Wilson Carrington (1843–14 Sep 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 147700259, citing Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by On the Trail (contributor 47231429) .