William A. Drake(c. 1831 - 1864)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1.
|Place of Birth: Madison County, AL |
Death Date: 05//14/1864 Death Place: Orange Court House, VA
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]
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