Pvt William Lafayette Luna

Pvt William Lafayette Luna

Birth
USA
Death 8 May 1918 (aged 88)
Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Walnut, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 9795514 · View Source
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LUNA, William Lafayette -

Pvt. Co. F 2nd Mississippi Infantry, served under Capt. William L. Davis. He was placed on the 2nd Mississippi Roll of Honor for his service at Gettysburg.

William Lafayette was born July 24, 1829 in Morgan County, AL to John Smith and Sarah Currin Luna. After moving to Tippah County, he married Margaret Rowland.

William enlisted in the CSA on May 1, 1861 at the age of 31. He was on the Muster-in roll in Lynchburg, VA. He was with Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, fought in the battles of 1st Manassas where he was severely wounded, Seven Pines, and Gettysburg.

He was wounded five times. In October 1861, he was in General Hospital, Charlottesville; in April of 1862, he was hospitalized in Richmond. He was wounded again at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 and lost the lower part of his arm.

He was taken prisoner-of-war to Davis Island, NY but was later sent to the Episcopal Hospital in Williamsburg, VA. He was transferred from there to South Carolina to receive treatment for wounds incurred at Gettysburg. From March to August of 1964, he was on medical furlough in Mississippi.

William Lafayette Luna was one of the first mayors of Walnut, MS. He died May 8, 1918 and is buried in New Salem Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Jim Nelson
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 11 Nov 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9795514
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William Lafayette Luna (24 Jul 1829–8 May 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9795514, citing New Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Walnut, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Jim Nelson (contributor 47275092) .