William M. Eidson(? - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 38th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private in Company A of the 38th Georgia Infantry on 26 September 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 Date: 10/06/1862 Death Place: Frederick, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
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]
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