William T. Oaks(c. 1843 - )
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried 18 year old farmer from Marion, he enrolled in Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry on 8 May 1861. He was present at Yorktown, Williamsburg, and 2nd Manassas in 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was present at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was again in action at Fredericksburg, and at Chancellorsville, VA where he was wounded in action on 3 May 1863. He was promoted to First Sergeant on 1 April 1863. He was absent wounded into 1864, and was again wounded on the "Enemy's Left Flank" (probably at Kolbs Farm, VA) on 22 June 1864. He was accidentally wounded with an axe on 16 November 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. He's seen as William T. Oakes in the 1860 US Census for the Eastern Division Marion Beat, Perry County, AL.
|Birth State: GA |
1 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15903]
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