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Confederate (CSA)


William Izzard Clopton

(1839 - 1909)

Home State: Virginia

Education: William & Mary Law, Class of 1857

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Richmond 'Fayette' (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old lawyer in Richmond, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Battery B, 38th Battalion, Virginia Artillery (the Richmond Fayette Artillery) on 25 May 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 22 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He probably commanded a detachment of the battery at Crampton's Gap on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September, while Captain Macon remained at or near Bolivar Heights.

The rest of the War

He was absent, ill, in July 1864 and resigned on 1 January 1865, but his request was denied. He surrendered and took the oath of allegiance in Ashland, VA on 21 April 1865.

After the War

He practiced law and was elected City Attorney and Judge in Manchester (now part of Richmond), VA.

References & notes

Service and other details from Robert H. Moore's The Richmond Fayette, Hampden, Thomas, and Blount's Lynchburg Artillery (roster, 1991) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/27/1839; Henrico County, VA


07/25/1909 Crockett Springs, VA; burial in Maury Cemetery, Richmond, VA