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Confederate (CSV)


William M. Saxon

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 16 year old worker on his parent's farm near New Agency in Taylor County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 6th Georgia Infantry on 24 June 1861 at Yorktown, VA. He was discharged for disability in January 1862 at Yorktown, and was in a Richmond, VA hospital with the measles on 8 and 9 May, but reenlisted on the Chickahominy River near Richmond on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was listed as missing in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, but was actually killed there.

The rest of the War

His family made a claim for his final pay in November 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson,1 who has his service ending in January 1862, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. His status at Sharpsburg from a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists, who have his death in September 1862, and the US Census of 1860.

His brothers Rufus J and Thomas Jefferson Saxon were also in Company G; Rufus was killed at Cold Harbor, VA in June 1862 and Thomas was discharged in December 1861 as disabled and under-age (15).


c. 1844 in GA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 806  [AotW citation 21169]

2   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 27807]