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W.J. Hawks

W.J. Hawks

Confederate (CSV)


Wells J Hawks

(1816 - ?)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Chief of Commisary

Branch of Service: Supply

Unit: Jackson's Command


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

Originally from Massachusetts, he had come to the Valley in 1837, and by 1850 he was a 34 year old coachmaker of significant means, living in Charlestown, Jefferson County (now West) Virginia1. By early 1862 he was Major and serving as General "Stonewall" Jackson's chief of commissary.2

The rest of the War

He continued as Commissary through the continuing operations of the Corps (later under General Ewell) - through at least the end of 1863 - including the Valley, Peninsula, Maryland, and Gettysburg Campaigns.2

More on the Web

The photograph above is from an arrangement of General Jackson and his staff (c. 1863) from the VMI Archives.


1816 in MA


Date not known


1   US Census Bureau, and Pat Seabolt, transcriber, 1850 US Federal Census, Jefferson County, (West) Virginia, Published 2000, first accessed 25 July 2005, <>, Source page: /pg3305a.txt  [AotW citation 196]

2   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901  [AotW citation 197]