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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William Snipes King

(1841 - 1899)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company I as Private - April 25, 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Paroled at Fort McHenry, Maryland, October 13, 1862. Received at Aiken's Landing, Virginia for exchange October 17, 1862. Captured at the Wilderness, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Released at Elmira, New York, June 21, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Henderson1, with details from his service records at the National Archives. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave and family genealogists. He was one of two William Snipes Kings in the Company. The second died - probably of dysentery - in Jones County, GA in October or November 1862.

Birth

05/17/1841; Houston County, GA

Death

10/11/1899 Houston County, GA; burial in Bonaire Cemetery, Bonaire, GA

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 6 (posted online by Ray Fincham, Jr.)  [AotW citation 13341]