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Confederate (CSV)


William G. Whitaker

(1842 - 1921)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Baldwin County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 4th Georgia Infantry on 1 September 1862.

On the Campaign

Just over two weeks later he was slightly wounded in the leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in action near Washington, DC on 12 July 1864 and captured. He was held at Elmira Prison, NY until paroled on 10 March 1865 and was exchanged at Boulware & Cox's Wharves, James River, VA on 15 March.

After the War

He was living in Baldwin County in 1903. He wrote an 11 page pamphlet A Part of War and Prison Life of Private W.G. Whitaker, Company H, Fourth Georgia Regiment sometime after the War.

References & notes

Service information from Thomas1 (as William B. Whitaker) and Henderson.2 His Sharpsburg wound from a casualty list by Colonel Doles printed in The Confederate Union (Milledgeville, GA) of 14 October 1862, kindly provided by Laura Elliott. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/29/1842; Baldwin County, GA


05/19/1921; Baldwin County, GA; burial in Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, GA


1   Thomas, Henry Walter, History of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Atlanta: Franklin Printing & Publishing Co., 1903, pg. 173  [AotW citation 21259]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 622  [AotW citation 21260]