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Pvt William Keith Skinker

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Pvt William Keith Skinker

  • Birth 22 Sep 1839 Huntly, Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 27 May 1918 Marshall, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6154702

Married to Sally Antoinette Early; father of Sarah Skinker.

Company H "Black Horse Cavalry", 4th Virginia Cavalry, Mumford's Brigade, Fitzhugh Lee's Division, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Fauquier County, Va.; 5' 8", ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair; farmer, agriculturist.
Enlisted on 4/25/1861 as a Private, he mustered into "H" Co. VA 4th Cavalry.
POW 11/1/1862; exchanged 11/1862.
Absent 3/1864 on horse detail; returned 4/1864.
Horse killed 6/1/1864 Cold Harbor, VA; paid $1600.00.
Paroled 5/4/1865 Winchester, VA.

Postwar he lived in Madison, and Fauquier Counties, Va. Died at Pignut Mountain, Fauquier County, Va.

The 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Escorts to Gen. Stonewall Jackson", completed its organization at Sangster's Cross Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, in September, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Prince William, Chesterfield, Madison, Culpeper, Powhatan, Goochland, Hanover, Fauquier, Buckingham, and the City of Richmond.
It participated in the Battle of Williamsburg, the Seven Days' Battles, 2nd Manassas, Maryland campaigns, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Upperville, Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, Bethesda Church, the Shenandoah Valley with Early and around Appomattox.

Bio by: BigFrench



  • Maintained by: BigFrench
  • Originally Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 4 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6154702
  • Pamkf
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William Keith Skinker (22 Sep 1839–27 May 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6154702, citing Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .