William Davie DeSaussure(1819 - 1863)
Home State: South Carolina
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th South Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Possibly member of the 1st SC Regiment of Foot (Militia?), listed as Captain Palmetto Regiment, SC Vols (Mexican War service?) in 1846, mustered out June 1848. Commissioned Capt in US 1st Cavalry in March 1855, saw service in the West. He resigned his US Army commission to go South 01 Mar 1861.
He was probably also a lawyer and politician, having served in the South Carolina Legislature.
The remainder of the War:
He was killed in action at Gettysburg, near the Rose House, on 2 July 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
note on US Army service and resignation : Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789 - 1903 (Heitmann)
More on the Web:
Some unverified data in a family tree online, and see also synopsis of service of the 15th SC Regiment
|Birth Date: 12/12/1819 Place of Birth: Columbia (?), SC |
College: South Carolina College
Death Date: 7/2/1863 Death Place: Gettysburg, PA Burial Place: First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Columbia, SC
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