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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

William Edward Faust

(1842 - 1904)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Son of a successful farmer in Oglethorpe County, he was an 18 year old student when he enlisted in Company K, 6th Georgia Infantry on 28 May 1861 in Atlanta. He was elected Sergeant on 24 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, shot through the face, with loss of his left eye and his sense of smell.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty and was appointed Commissary Sergeant, dates not given. The roll for 30 April 1864, the last on file, shows him present. No later record.

After the War

He was a farmer in Oglethorpe County. He began receiving a veteran's pension in 1889.

References & notes

Basic information from Henderson's Roster via Fincham.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave, as Will Ed Faust. Thanks to Barry Trulock for his research into Faust in the US Census (1860-1900), Faust's Consolidated Service Records via Fold3, Georgia Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960, and the Georgia Death Index, 1914-1940.

He married Harriet Butler (1841-1928) and had at least two children.

Birth

11/18/1842

Death

12/14/1904; burial in Faust Cemetery, Oglethorpe County, GA

Notes

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: /6th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 9702]