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R.T. Willis

R.T. Willis

Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

Robert T. Willis

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 32nd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 19, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company I, 32nd Virginia Infantry on 27 May 1861 in Williamsburg. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 25 September at Shepherdstown, VA, but died of wounds on 3 October in Jefferson, VA.

References & notes

Service and other details from Les Jensen's 32nd Virginia Infantry (roster, 1990) via the Historical Data Systems database. His age from the 1860 US Census for Hampton, VA. His photograph from Tim Smith (original from Tom Liljenquist, now at the Library of Congress), published online in an article in HR History, from the Daily Press.

Birth

c. 1842; Hampton, VA

Death

10/03/1862 Jefferson, VA