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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William Brewster

(? - 9/17)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company A, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Died at Line's Farm Hospital, Md. Probably buried originally on the battlefield at Sharpsburg and reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as W. Bruster. Service data from Henderson's Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia via Fincham2.

Death

9/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4588]

2   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/rosters/23rd_inf_regt_rost_a.html  [AotW citation 12348]