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W.P. Bishop

W.P. Bishop

Confederate (CSV)


William Preston Bishop

(1828 - 1915)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Holcombe (SC) Legion Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He was Captain, Company I of the Holcombe Legion (Infantry).

On the Campaign

He was present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg in September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Petersburg, and was in a hospital in Richmond, VA to the end of the War.

After the War

He was a farmer living in Beech Springs, Spartanburg County to at least 1880.

References & notes

Thanks to descendent Ron Viskozki for the pointer to Captain Bishop and his picture. There is a film copy of the portrait at the Library of Congress, made between 1870 and 1910. His basic service information from Soldiers.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His birth/death place is seen as Standing Stone Creek in some records. He had at least 16 children, 9 before the War.


08/25/1828; Stone Creek, SC


01/29/1915; Stone Creek, SC; burial in Bishop Cemetery, Boiling Springs, SC


1   US National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, Published c. 1999, first accessed 01 January 2000, <>  [AotW citation 15721]