William Henry Willis(1829 - 1889)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a businessman in Oglethorpe before the War. He mustered as First Lieutenant, Company I, 4th Georgia Infantry on 29 April 1862 and was promoted Captain effective the same date.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted Major in March 1863 and wounded at Chancellorsville in May. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in July 1863 and Colonel of the Regiment in 1864.
After the War:
He was again in business in Oglethorpe. He was elected to the State legislature 1873-77.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service information from Thomas1, with personal details from Allardice2.
|Birth Date: 02/10/1829 Place of Birth: Jones County, GA |
Death Date: 12/31/1889 Death Place: Oglethorpe, GA Burial Place: City Cemetery, Oglethorpe, GA
1 Thomas, Henry Walter, History of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Atlanta: Franklin Printing & Publishing Co., 1903, pg. 174 [AotW citation 2591]
2 Allardice, Bruce S., Confederate Colonels, Columbia (Mo): University of Missouri Press, 2008, pg. 400 [AotW citation 2597]
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