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Confederate (CSV)


William Davies Tinsley

(1836 - 1879)

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 26 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was disabled, probably by his Sharpsburg wound, and assigned to the Quartermaster's Department, probably in Richmond, VA. He was surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Thomas1 and Henderson,2 both as W. Davis Tinsley. 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.

More on the Web

Eight of his wartime letters are in the collection of the Georgia Department of Archives and History among the UDC bound typescripts. The US Park Service list of Appomattox parolees is online [T Names (PDF)], and has him as William Davis Tinsley.




01/11/1879; burial in Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, GA


1   Thomas, Henry Walter, History of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Atlanta: Franklin Printing & Publishing Co., 1903, pg. 172  [AotW citation 21273]

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 21274]