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Confederate (CSV)


William L. Pettigrew

(1835 - 1917)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He came to Mississippi from South Carolina in about 1842. He enlisted as Private, Company C, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a a hospital in Lynchburg, VA and returned to duty. He was wounded again, in the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864 and was again back with his Company. He was treated for a wound (place not given) on 27 September 1864 and furloughed for 60 days beginning 7 October. He was listed as absent without leave by February 1865.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Lancaster (1835-1923) in 1855 and they had 8 children.


12/31/1835 in SC


07/08/1917; burial in Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Plantersville, MS