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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Wilde Clayton Cleveland

(1836 - 1904)

Home State: Georgia

Education: University of Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a student at the University of Georgia from 1857-1860, then was admitted to the bar in Crawford County. He enrolled as Captain of Company E, 6th Georgia Infantry on 27 May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was elected Major of the Regiment, then Lieutenant Colonel on 26 March 1863. He resigned for disability on 16 June 1863.

After the War

He was a lawyer in Culloden, GA and a Baptist preacher. At his death in 1904 at age 68 he was pastor of the Sharon Primitive Baptist Church, Strouds Crossroads, Monroe County, GA, as had been his father Washington Cromwell Cleveland (1803-1869) before him.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson.1 His wound at Sharpsburg from a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the Catalogue of the Trustees, Officers, Alumni and Matriculates of the University of Georgia (1906). Some records have him as Wyley Clayton Cleveland. His death place from his death notice in the Atlanta Constitution of 2 November 1904. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

04/09/1836; Crawford County, GA

Death

10/31/1904 Culloden, GA; burial in Culloden Baptist Church (now Culloden City) Cemetery, Culloden, GA

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 785  [AotW citation 21150]