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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William J. Staggers

(? - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company D (renamed E), 6th Alabama Infantry on 7 May 1861 in Montgomery, AL. He was 6'1" tall, with fair complexion, brown hair, and grey eyes. He was captured in action at Seven Pines, VA on 1 June 1862. He returned to his unit, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed for his wound through at least the end of December 1862. He was killed in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1 and from roster data as compiled by James D. Allen on his Regimental site. Details from the Buseys2, who have him in Company C at Gettysburg.

Death

07/03/1863 Gettysburg, PA

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 15819]

2   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 65  [AotW citation 15818]