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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William A. Snead

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Hanover County, he was a member of Company E, 15th Virginia Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Originally buried "around 1st rock brake west of Mrs. Lucker's [Locker's] barn and in the barn field", on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Further details and corrections from Adam Zimmerli, whose additional research sources included:
15th VA Infantry Co. E Roster at the Library of Virginia; NPS' Soldiers & Sailors Database; Virginia Military Dead2.

Death

09/17/1862 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 4973]

2   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>  [AotW citation 8848]