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Confederate (CSV)


William Layman

(c. 1836 - 1863)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 2nd Company

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted 31 July 1861, at New Orleans, in the 2nd Company, Washington Artillery. He was a laborer in New Orleans, age 25 when enlisted, and single.

The rest of the War

He was present with the battery on all Rolls to June 1863, and in the following engagements, 1861: Munson's Hill, Va., Aug. 28; Hall's Hill, September; Lewinsville, Va., Sept. 11 and 25; 1862: Yorktown, Va., April 25; Mechanicsville, Va., May; Rappahannock Sta., Aug. 23; Manassas, Va., Aug. 30; Sharpsburg, Md., Sept. 16 and 17; Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 11, 12 and 13; Chancellorsville, Va., May 2 and 3, 1863.

He was wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 5 July (sic) 1863, an died of wounds on 18 July 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1, who says he was also on Rolls as William Layshan.


c. 1836 in NY




1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 683  [AotW citation 14928]