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Confederate (CSV)


William W. Sumerel

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 1 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at about age 24.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest 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 & 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.


c. 1838; Laurens District, SC


09/19/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in 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]