William W SellersHome State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Regimental Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 30th North Carolina Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Sampson County, North Carolina, he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant of Company A, 30th Regiment in September 1861, and elected Major in the reorganization of May 1862. He was wounded in action on 1 July 1862 at Malvern Hill on the Virginia Peninsula.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He assumed command of the Regiment, in the Sunken Road at Sharpsburg about 11:30am, when Col Parker left the field seriously wounded.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 3 September 1863, but was killed in action near Kelly's Ford, VA in November 1863 while in command of the regiment.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service information from Moore's Roster1.
Death Date: 11/07/1863 Death Place: Kelly's Ford, VA
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. 502-503 [AotW citation 1016]
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