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Confederate (CSV)


William M. Combs

(c. 1842 - 1885)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old student, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not given. He was wounded at Seven Pines, VA on 31 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was furloughed and returned to his Company on 20 April 1863. He was captured at Falling Waters, MD on 14 July 1863 on the return from Gettysburg and held at Point Lookout, MD. He was exchanged on 10 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. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His older brother James Washington Combs (1839-1911) was Lieutenant of Company G all the way to Appomattox in 1865.


c. 1842; Cherokee County, AL


03/11/1885; Pontotoc County, MS; burial in New Hope Cemetery, Pontotoc, MS