William Moore Craig(1831 - 1908)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 29 year old student from Marion, AL when he enlisted as Private on 29 May 1861 in Company G, 4th Alabama Infantry at Harpers Ferry, VA. He was present at most engagements of 1862 from Eltham's Landing to Second Manassas, VA.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was appointed First Sergeant in 1862, date not given. In action with his Company from Gettysburg, PA, in July 1863 at least to the siege of Petersburg in late 1864, having been wounded in action in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. He was surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War:
In the 1880 and 1890 Census he was living in Cunningham, AL.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 10/04/1831 Place of Birth: Dallas County, AL |
Death Date: 04/10/1908 Death Place: Perry County, AL Burial Place: Marion Cemetery, Marion, AL
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 15676]
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