(1839 - 1865)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
He was elected 3rd Lieutenant, Company B, First Texas Infantry on 29 April and First Lieutenant on 16 May 1861.
On the Campaign
He was severely wounded in the chest in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 while in command of his Company as senior officer present.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Captain and assigned as acting Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General on the staff of General John Gregg from the Spring of 1864 until October 1864. He transferred to Garnett Andrews's "Foreign Battalion" in December 1864. Killed after the surrender, details unknown.
References & notes
Basic information from Davis,1 who has him as Corporal W[illiam] B. Shotwell (who was discharged for disability 25 Aug 1861). Details from Krick2 and Simpson3. Wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
1839 in SC
1865; in NC; burial in Old City Cemetery, Livingston, TX
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142 [AotW citation 1439]
2 Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 264 [AotW citation 17526]
3 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977 [AotW citation 17525]