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Confederate (CSV)


William L. Black

(1840 - 1870)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 52nd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 20 year old farmhand in Rockbridge County, he mustered as 2nd Sergeant, Company E, 52nd Virginia Infantry on 1 August 1861 in Staunton.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to his Company in October 1862 and was appointed Sergeant Major of the regiment on 7 April 1863, but was reduced to Private on 16 September 1863. He deserted to the enemy and took the oath of allegiance in December 1863 in West Virginia.

After the War

He was a farmer in Augusta County.

References & notes

Service from Driver1 and the Historical Data Systems database.


04/05/1840; Rockbridge County, VA


1870; burial in Providence, VA


1   Driver, Robert J., 52nd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard Inc., 1986  [AotW citation 18739]