William J. Caddell(c. 1836 - 1864)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A married 25 year old farmer from Pritchett, he enlisted in Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry on 10 May 1861. He was appointed 5th Sergeant on 1 August 1862. He was present at Yorktown, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Fraziers Farm, and 2nd Manassas in 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness. He was promoted to 4th Sergeant on 1 April 1863 and 2nd Sergeant 1 February 1864. He was killed in action at Spotsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1.
|Birth State: AL |
Death Date: 05/12/1864 Death Place: Spotsylvania, 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 15890]
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