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W. T. Poague

W. T. Poague

Confederate (CSA)


William Thomas Poague

(1835 - 1914)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Washington College (now W&L)

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Rockbridge (VA) Artillery


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He commanded his battery at Sharpsburg.

The rest 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.


12/20/1835; Rockbridge County, VA


09/08/1914 Lexington, VA; burial in Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington, VA