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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William Conway Zimmerman

(1838 - 1907)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 23 year old student from Marion, AL when he enlisted as Private on 24 April 1861 in Company G, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was present at most engagements from First to Second Manassas, and was elected Junior 2nd Lieutenant on 22 April 1862.

On the Campaign

Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He resigned on 6 November 1862 at Culpeper Courthouse, VA. He later served as Lieutenant, then Captain, in Companies A and B, 2nd Regiment, Alabama Reserve (63rd Regiment Infantry) from June 1864. He's also seen listed as Private in Company E, Jeff Davis Legion, Mississippi Cavalry, dates not known.

After the War

He was living in Dunedin, FL by the 1890s.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1 and the Soldiers and Sailors database.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. A post-War photo of him in his UCV uniform is in the collection of the Dunedin Historical Museum.

Birth

04/13/1838 in AL

Death

07/04/1907 Floral City, FL; burial in Dunedin Cemetery, Dunedin, FL

Notes

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 15692]

2   US National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, Published c. 1999, first accessed 01 January 2000, <http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html>  [AotW citation 15724]