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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William M. Eidson

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 38th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company A of the 38th Georgia Infantry on 26 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of typhoid fever at Frederick on 6 October 1862. Originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, with service details in roster data from Ranger952. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may still be there.

Death

10/06/1862 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 4660]

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/38th_inf_regt_rost_a.html  [AotW citation 5052]