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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William J. Coleman

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 60th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Chatham County, he mustered as Private, Company G, 60th Georgia Infantry on 4 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded, his leg fractured, and he was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD in October, but died there of wounds on 7 October 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery [Mt Olivet?] at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital detail from the Patient List.3 He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, has stones there [via Findagrave], and may still be buried there.

Death

10/07/1862 Frederick, 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 4620]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19696]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #745  [AotW citation 19697]