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Confederate (CSV)


William Henry McClenny

(c. 1840 - 1864)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He came to Walker County, TX from Isle of Wight County, VA in 1851. He enlisted as 4th Corporal, Company G of the 4th Texas Infantry on 19 July 1861 at Anderson in Grimes County, TX and was 3rd Corporal by the end of the year. He was promoted to 2nd Corporal by June 1862 and 5th Sergeant on 1 August.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, but was reduced to Private on 16 September.

The rest of the War

He was appointed 3rd Sergeant in May 1864 but was killed in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from Davis,1 as W. McClunny, and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3, also as William H. McLenny and McClenney; he signed his name as Wm. H. McClenny. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850. His father was also William McClenny, as seen in his 1851 will, source also of our William's middle name. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as Wm. McClenney, Tex.

His brother Elijah C. McClenny (b. c. 1833) was a Private in Company K, 5th Texas Infantry, but died of disease in Richmond, VA in June 1862.


c. 1840; Isle of Wight County, VA


05/06/1864; the Wilderness, VA; burial in Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA


1   Davis, Charles E., Jr., Three years in the army: The story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers ..., Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1894, pp. 159 - 161  [AotW citation 1848]

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 26892]