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Confederate (CSV)


William Bayliss Parsons

(1843 - 1934)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Sergeant, Company E, 14th South Carolina Infantry on 1 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a piece of artillery shell in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in the thigh and captured at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and was a prisoner on Devil's Island, NY to about September 1863 when he was exchanged and returned to duty. He was wounded again, by gunshot through his shoulder at Jones Farm near Petersburg, VA on 30 September 1864, and sent home on furlough.

References & notes

Basic service from his Compiled Military Service Record via the Historical Data Systems database.1. His Sharpsburg wound and other details from Grover Parson Fowler's The House of Fowler (1940). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Frances Ann Cox (1845-1934) in December 1865 and they had 10 children


06/26/1843; Laurens County, SC


06/02/1934; Fairview, SC; burial in Fountain Inn Municipal Cemetery, Fountain Inn, SC