William Wade Simpson"Willie"
(1844 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 1 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at age 17. He was appointed Corporal 15 February, was on detached duty as an artillerist in April, and was promoted Sergeant on 1 June 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action at Fox's Gap while "refusing to surrender the colors" on 14 September 1862, not yet 18 years old.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. He's also in the (George) Mason Descendants Database.
|Birth Date: 11/13/1844 Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 09/14/1862 Death Place: Fox's Gap, MD
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 16048]
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