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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 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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