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Confederate (CSV)


William J. Caddell

(c. 1836 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

Present at Sharpsburg.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1.


c. 1836 in AL


05/12/1864 Spotsylvania, VA


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15890]