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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William A. Drake

(c. 1831 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Antietam

He was an unmarried 30 year old farmer from Hadens, AL when he enlisted as Private on 26 April 1861 in Company F, 4th Alabama Infantry.

On the Campaign

Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Present with his Company in action in most engagements until he was mortally in action in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. He had his leg amputated, and died at Orange Court House, VA on 14 May 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1.

Birth

c. 1831; Madison County, AL

Death

05//14/1864 Orange Court House, VA

Notes

1   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15641]