William Alexander Davenport(1839 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 18th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company A, 18th Georgia Infantry in February 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 by artillery at Sharpsburg - the same round that killed his brother Marcus.
After the War:
He was originally buried on the battlefield, but returned home after the War.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Ranger951. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 09/07/1839 Birth State: GA |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Davenport Cemetery, Cobb County, GA
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/18th_inf_regt.html [AotW citation 9459]
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