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W.P. Bishop
W.P. Bishop

Confederate (CSV)


William Preston Bishop

(1828 - 1915)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Holcombe (SC) Legion


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was Captain, Company I of the Holcombe Legion (Infantry).

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg in September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action at Petersburg, and was in a hospital in Richmond, VA to the end of the War.

After the War:
He was a farmer living in Beech Springs, Spartanburg County to at least 1880.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Thanks to descendent Ron Viskozki for the pointer to Captain Bishop and his picture. There is a film copy of the portrait at the Library of Congress, made between 1870 and 1910. His basic service information from Soldiers.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His birth/death place is seen as Standing Stone Creek in some records. He had at least 16 children, 9 before the War.

Birth Date: 08/25/1828    Place of Birth: Stone Creek, SC    
Death Date: 01/29/1915    Death Place: Stone Creek, SC    Burial Place: Bishop Cemetery, Boiling Springs, SC


1   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 15721]

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