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Confederate (CSV)


William T. Oaks

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was present at Sharpsburg.

The rest 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 & 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.


c. 1843 in 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, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15903]