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W. T. Poague
W. T. Poague

Confederate (CSA)


William Thomas Poague

(1835 - 1914)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Rockbridge (VA) Artillery

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a lawyer in St Joseph, MO, and joined the 1st Rockbridge Artillery as 2nd Lieutenant at its organization in Lexington, VA in April 1861. He was promoted Captain in April 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded his battery at Sharpsburg.

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted Major in March 1863, and Lieutenant Colonel in May 1863, command of the battalion of Artillery of the Third Corps. He was wounded in action at Cold Harbor, VA in May 1864. He was at the surrender at Appomattox.

After the War:
He was an attorney in Rockbridge County, and VMI Treasurer & Military Storekeeper, 1884-1914. Author of reminiscences - Gunner with Stonewall, 1904, source of the picture used here.

Birth Date: 12/20/1835    Place of Birth: Rockbridge County, VA    
College: Washington College (now W&L)    
Death Date: 09/08/1914    Death Place: Lexington, VA    Burial Place: Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington, VA

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