William A. Mebane(c. 1833 - )
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Perquimans County, he enlisted in Company F as a Private on 16 May 1861, and was elected 3rd Lieutenant on 22 April 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the ankle in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was captured in action at Bristoe Station, VA on 14 October 1863 and held at the Old Capital Prison, Washington, DC. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 16 October 1863 while a prisoner of war. Transferred from the Old Capital Prison to Johnson’s Island, OH on 11 November 1863. Released on 12 June 1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance at age 32.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Wilson1. Some detail from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. Service data from the Roster2: Company F transcribed and posted on NCGenWeb by Robert E. Stokley.
1 Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15 [AotW citation 9920]
2 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 18 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VIII [AotW citation 9941]
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