William Calton Odum(1839 - 1898)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was in Company H, having enlisted as Private - July 28, 1861. Wounded in thigh at Malvern Hill, Virginia July 1, 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the right arm, resulting in amputation, at Sharpsburg, MD in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Roll for April 30, 1864, last on file, shows him on sick furlough; disabled for service by wounds. Unofficial records show he remained in army, carrying food and supplies until close of war.
After the War:
He had 10 children and was himself one of the 16 children of William Hobbs Odum.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Ranger951, originally from Henderson2. The photograph here from a large seated portrait kindly provided by great-grandson William Wilsbach, who also had family details.
|Birth Date: 06/04/1839 Place of Birth: Sampson County, NC |
Death Date: 09/08/1898 Death Place: Blakely, GA Burial Place: Blakely Cemetery, Blakely, 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/6th_inf_regt.html [AotW citation 9674]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, l86l-l865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 12938]
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