William W. Sumerel(c. 1838 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 1 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at about age 24.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was admitted to the US General Hospital at Frederick, MD, 17 September, and died of wounds there on the 19th.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial and death information from the Mt Olivet burial list 1, which has him as W. W. Somerhall in the 3rd South Carolina Artillery. Service details from Davis2.
|Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 09/19/1862 Death Place: Frederick, MD Burial Place: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD
1 Farino, Greg, and J. Ronald Pearcey, superintendent, Confederate Soldiers buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 5143]
2 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pg. 459 [AotW citation 16004]
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