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Corp Willis L McWhirter

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Corp Willis L McWhirter

  • Birth 1843
  • Death 31 Jan 1865
  • Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Confederate Circle
  • Memorial ID 17902388

Born in Arkansas. Enlisted in the 27th Tenn Inf B Company on 9 September, 1861. Wounded at the Battle of Franklin on 30 November, 1864. Died of wounds in Union Army Hospital # 1 on Jan 31, 1865. Unmarried, left no personal effects. Enlisted in the Confederate Army in Adamsville, McNairy Co, Tenn. Date of death is from Nashville mortician W.R. Cornelius, who kept a log. The number of the entry in that log is 11783. The other data comes from microfilm of the service records of the 27th Tenn Inf. Cause of death was listed as "cannon ball," which hit him in the hip, necessitating an amputation. He died of exhaustion. The round that hit him was most likely from what was called canister. His grave marker incorrectly gives his first name as "William."

Corporal Willis Lucas McWhirter was the son of Robert Simpson McWhorter and Mary Elizabeth Lucas. He was born about 1841 and died 01 Feb 1865 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. He was the grandson of Robert McWhorter, born 24 Aug 1783, d. 8 July 1854 in McNairy Co., TN and his wife, Hannah Stephens. This family goes on back to John McWhirter of Revolutionary War fame and Eleanor Bravard. Immigrant ancestor was Moses McWhorter, 1st, and Margery Marlin.





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  • Created by: Tennessee Irish
  • Added: 11 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17902388
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Willis L McWhirter (1843–31 Jan 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17902388, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Tennessee Irish (contributor 46623970) .