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Confederate (CSV)


William Frist

(1835 - 1873)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Then a resident of Monroe, LA, he enlisted in Company C, 2nd Louisiana Infantry on May 11, 1861 in New Orleans. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant on November 1, 1861, and to First Sergeant on March 9, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg, with no further military record.

After the War

He was a wheelwright and carriage maker in Port Deposit, MD in business with a brother. He moved back to Monroe, LA about 1870, and died there of a disease of the throat on 25 March 1873.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. His death from a notice in the Ouachita Telegraph of 29 March 1873 and details from family genealogist (and former U.S. Senate majority leader) William H. "Bill" Frist in Good People Beget Good People: A Genealogy of the Frist Family (2003).


1835 in MD


03/25/1873; Monroe, LA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 934  [AotW citation 13965]