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Confederate (CSV)


William Littleberry Bostick, Jr.

(c. 1840 - 1922)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was 20 years old and lived with his parents and 2 siblings in Copiah County, MS. He enlisted on 25 April 1861 at Crystal Springs, MS and mustered as a Private in Company C, 16th Mississippi Infantry on 26 May 1861 in Corinth, MS.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the neck and captured in action at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, and transferred to one in Baltimore, MD on 13 October 1862. He was paroled and sent to Aikens Landing, VA the next day for exchange and returned to duty by April 1863. He was sentenced to forfeit one months' pay by a court martial of 18 February 1864, charge not given. He was listed as a deserter on 27 January 1865, the last record in his military file.

After the War

In 1880 he was a house carpenter in Davidson, NC, but in 1900 was a farm worker on his son William's place in Lee County, TX.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records,1 online from fold3, and the MSHWR.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as W.L. Bostick. He's on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862 as having been killed at Sharpsburg. Personal details from family genealogists, some of whom have his birth in 1830, and the US Census of 1860, 1880, and 1900; he may have dropped the "k" and spelled his name Bostic after about 1890. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Missouria Susan Randall (1836-1894) in February 1861 and they had 5 boys and a girl between 1866 and 1880.

His father William, Sr. (1812-1900) was also a Private in Company C, from April to August 1862, absent sick to October 1862, then listed as absent without leave after December 1862. He was arrested at Gallatin, MS on 17 June 1864 and sent back to his unit, but apparently never arrived, listed as a deserter to the end of the war.


c. 1840; Augusta, GA


02/22/1922; Hare, TX


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29596]

2   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870  [AotW citation 29597]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #995  [AotW citation 18347]