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Confederate (CSV)


William Baker Rowell Gasque

(1842 - 1923)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was an 18 year old farmer on his parent's place in the Marion District, SC. He enlisted in Columbia, SC as a Private in Company A, 2nd South Carolina Infantry on 1 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his head in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital #4 in Richmond, VA on 26 September, transferred to Chimborazo #5 on 22 October, and discharged for disability (chronic bronchitis and enlargement of his liver) on 15 November 1862.

He enlisted again, on 29 January 1864 in Marion, SC as a Private in Company L, 21st South Carolina Infantry. He was wounded again and in Virginia hospitals by April and into at least June 1864. He was wounded yet again, by a gunshot to his right elbow on 21 August 1864, furloughed in September, in a hospital in Florence, SC by December, and absent wounded and/or sick to at least February 1865, the latest record in his file.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1920 he farmed his own place in Marion, SC.

References & notes

His service from Salley, 1 as G.W. Gasque, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, also as W. and W.B.R. Gasque. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Jane Gasque (2nd cousin?, 1852-1918) in November 1868 and they had 6 children.




10/19/1923; Marion County, SC; burial in Gasque Cemetery, Marion County, SC


1   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 2, pp. 11 - 49  [AotW citation 13042]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30278]