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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

William H. Rentfro

(? - 1865)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled as 2d Lieutenant, Company E, 27th Georgia Infantry on 9 August 1861, and was elected Captain 20 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was Captain, Company E, and succeeded to command when Lt Colonel Zachry was wounded on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to Pettigrew General Hospital #13, at Raleigh, N. C. in 1864, and returned to duty 21 May 1864. He was elected Major of the Regiment 24 June 1864. He was wounded in the thigh at the Battle of Bentonville, NC on 18 March 1865, and died of his wounds in April.

References & notes

Source: Muster Roll, Company E, 27th Georgia - transcribed and posted online on RootsWeb by Carolyn L. Harper Johnson.

Death

4/6/1865 Smithville, NC