William James Montgomery(1834 - 1912)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Regimental Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 28th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was commissioned Captain of Company C of the 28th Regiment 0n 29 July 1861, and was commissioned Major on 12 June 1862. He was from Stanly County, North Carolina.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in command of his regiment at Harpers Ferry and at Sharpsburg as the senior officer present.
The remainder of the War:
He resigned his commission on 14 October 1862, probably on grounds of ill-health.
After the War:
Post-War he was a teacher, Solicitor in the 6th District, and Superior Court Judge (1885-88).
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service facts from Moore1, with bio details from Goellnitz2.
|Birth Date: 08/14/1834 |
College: University of North Carolina Graduating Year: 1855
Death Date: 06/28/1912
1 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 2, pp. 429, 445 [AotW citation 1052]
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