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W. T. Wofford
W. T. Wofford

Confederate (CSA)


William Tatum Wofford

(1824 - 1884)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Hood's Brigade

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Commanded Hood's "Texas" Brigade in Hood's Division of Longstreet's Command.

The remainder 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 Date: 6/28/1824    Place of Birth: Habersham County, GA    
College: Franklin College    Graduating Year: 1840    
Death Date: 5/22/1884    Death Place: Cassville, GA    Burial Place: Cassville Cemetery, GA

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