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Confederate (CSA)

Major

William Hart McCorkle

(1821 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

 

see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

Of Yorkville, SC, by early in 1862 he was Captain, Company A of the 12th, and was elected Major at the unit's initial organization in August.
He was reported wounded at Second Manassas.

On the Campaign

Major McCorkle briefly assumed command of the regiment after Colonel Barnes was mortally wounded in a charge on Federal positions above the Lower Bridge at about 4pm on the 17th.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel after Sharpsburg, but resigned his commission in February 1863 on account of health.

After the War

He bought a house in York County, SC, and was 'for many years' a County Probate Judge there.

Birth

08/25/1821; Ebenezer, SC