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Confederate (CSV)


William Henry Fariss

(1842 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 18 year old printer from Huntsville, AL when he enlisted as Private on 26 April 1861 in Company F, 4th Alabama Infantry. Present with his Company in action in most engagements from First Manassas to Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was in action at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863, then transferred and elected Lieutenant in the 50th Alabama Infantry in August 1863.

After the War

Living in Huntsville in 1907.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1.


10/28/1842; Huntsville, AL


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, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15647]