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W. T. Wofford

W. T. Wofford

Confederate (CSA)

Colonel

William Tatum Wofford

(1824 - 1884)

Home State: Georgia

Education: Franklin College, Class of 1840

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Hood's Brigade

 

see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

Pre-War Profession: Lawyer, served in Mexican War, and was a planter, politician, and newspaper editor. In June 1861 he was commissioned Colonel of the 18th Georgia Regiment, and served in the North Carolina and Peninsula campaigns, at Seven Pines, at the Seven Days, and (temporarily) commanded Hood's "Texas" Brigade at Second Manassas.

On the Campaign

Commanded Hood's "Texas" Brigade in Hood's Division of Longstreet's Command.

The rest of the War

He commanded Cobb's Brigade/McLaws' Division at Fredericksburg after the death of BGen TRR Cobb. In January 1863 he was appointed BGen. with command of Wofford's Brigade/McLaws' Division at Salem Church and Gettysburg. He commanded Wofford's Brigade/Kershaw's Division at the Wilderness (wounded), Spotsylvania (wounded), Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Cedar Creek. He was then requested by Georgia's Governor Brown to command the Department of North Georgia.

After the War

He was elected US Congressman in 1865 but was refused his seat by Republican radicals (Georgia was considered out of the Union); therafter local politician and lawyer.

More on the Web

See extensive Wofford family history notes online.

Birth

6/28/1824; Habersham County, GA

Death

5/22/1884 Cassville, GA; burial in Cassville Cemetery, GA