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 the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam 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 remainder 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 Date: 08/25/1821 Place of Birth: Ebenezer, SC |
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