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Confederate (CSV)


William Phillip Cosby

(1843 - 1910)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company B, 16th Georgia Infantry on 17 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.

The rest of the War

Transferred from Fort Delaware, Delaware to Aiken's Landing, Virginia for exchange, October 2, 1862. Exchanged November 10, 1862. Transferred to Company C, 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters and appointed 3rd Corporal June 8, 1863. Wounded at Spotsylvania, Virginia May 10, 1864. Roll dated January 29, 1865, last on file, shows him on wounded furlough. No later record.

References & notes

Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Life dates from family genealogists.


1843; Auburn, GA




1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 12174]