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Confederate (CSV)


William Wade Simpson


(1844 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1. He's also in the (George) Mason Descendants Database.


11/13/1844; Laurens District, SC


09/14/1862 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]