William W. Leftwich(c. 1840 - 1863)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 21 year old druggist from Huntsville, AL when he enlisted as Private on 26 April 1861 in Company F, 4th Alabama Infantry. Present with his Company in engagements from First to Second Manassas. He was elected First Lieutenant on 20 April 1862 and promoted to Captain on 31 May.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Present in action in most engagements until he was mortally wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863.
After the War:
He died at the hospital on Plank's farm the next day, and was buried at the back of the barn there. He was reinterred at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA in August 1872.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1, with details from the Buseys.2
|Birth State: AL |
Death Date: 07/03/1863 Death Place: Gettysburg, PA Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15652]
2 Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 43 [AotW citation 15716]
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