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Confederate (CSV)


William D. Pritchard

(1845 - 1899)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at Crockett in Houston County, TX and mustered as Private in Company I, First Texas Infantry on 24 June 1861 in New Orleans. He was not quite 16 years old. He was appointed 4th Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the face and chest in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and then on wounded furlough in North Carolina into the Fall of 1864. He was retired for disability on 20 February 1865.

After the War

He was Justice of the Peace in Crocket, TX by 1890. He wrote a series of articles about his wartime experiences for the Crockett Courier in 1898.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. A typescript of the text of his newspaper articles is in the Texas Brigade file, Antietam National Battlefield Park.


06/30/1845 in TX


02/27/1899; burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, TX


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1543]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 70  [AotW citation 21009]