William Lewis Wingfield(1837 - 1911)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 28th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An 1859 graduate of VMI, he enlisted as Captain of Company D, 28th Virginia Infantry on 20 May 1861. He was wounded in action and captured at Williamsburg, and held at Fort Delaware, until exchanged (date?).
The remainder of the War:
He was on "detached duty" in early 1863 and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment on 17 October 1863. He was captured at Sayler's Creek (April 1865) and held at Johnson's Island, Ohio until 25 July 1865.
After the War:
He was a farmer, and died at the Soldier's Home in Richmond in 1911.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service information and life dates from the VMI Archives1, who have posted online a damaged, faded photo of him taken while he was a student at VMI.
|Birth Date: 04/12/1837 Place of Birth: Liberty (now Bedford), VA |
College: Virginia Military Institute Graduating Year: 1859
Death Date: 03/23/1911 Death Place: Richmond, VA Burial Place: Longwood Cemetery, Bedford, VA
1 Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Military Institute Alumni Records, Lexington: VMI, 1839-, /archiverosters/Default.asp [AotW citation 2301]
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