William Edmond Puryear(1843 - ?)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Texas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was in Company B.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He deserted "from the field" at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.
|Birth Date: 04/24/1843 Birth State: TN |
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 150 - 152 [AotW citation 1690]
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