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Confederate (CSV)


William Edmond Puryear

(1843 - ?)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was in Company B.

On the Campaign

He deserted "from the field" at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

"During the Battle of Gettysburg [July 1863], I was captured and placed in prison at Fort Delaware and was released at the break up of war - was in prison about 23 months."

After the War

The 1870 census record of Hayes County, Texas has William Puryear, 25, wife Fanny, 18 and son James M. 3. When he applied for a Pension in 1913 he said he had lived in Texas for 64 years.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His first name from the Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors System. Family genealogist Jay Leslie Puryear, III, citing service and pension records, has his birth and post war information. The quote about Gettysburg above from the pension application.


04/24/1843 in TN


Date not known


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 150 - 152  [AotW citation 1690]