William Oliver Fleming(1835 - 1881)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Company officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 50th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a member of U of Georgia Class of 1856. He married in 1860 and was a planter - and possibly lawyer - near Bainbridge, Georgia before the War. He was elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant of Company G, 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) on 18 March 1861. Resigned January 2, 1862. Elected 1st Lieutenant of Company F, 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry 4 March 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted to Captain on 8 October 1862, to Major 24 February 1863, and Lieutenant Colonel 31 July 1863. He resigned 22 December 1863, having been being elected to the Georgia State Assembly
After the War:
After the War he returned to Bainbridge. He was solicitor general of the Albany circuit in 1876, and elected judge by the state legislature in 1881. He died later that year of typhoid fever.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service information from Ranger951, with more biographical detail from the finding aid to a collection of his papers in the Southern Historical Collection, UNC, and from family genealogies online.
|Birth Date: 04/02/1835 Place of Birth: Walthourville, Liberty County, GA |
College: University of Georgia
Death Date: 11/04/1881 Death Place: Bainbridge, GA Burial Place: Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, GA
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/50th_inf_regt.html [AotW citation 3139]
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