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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

William E. Colton

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 19 year old clerk in New Orleans when he enlisted there in Company E, 5th Louisiana Infantry on June 4th, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1.

Birth

c. 1842; New Orleans, LA

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 396  [AotW citation 13241]