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Confederate (CSV)


William B. Houston

(c. 1843 - 1863)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old farmer in Tippah County, he enlisted on 1 May 1861 as Private, Company D, 2nd Mississippi Infantry.

On the Campaign

He is on the Confederate Roll of Honor (CSA General Orders No. 87, 10 December 1864) for bravery at "Boonsborough" (Fox's Gap on South Mountain), MD on 14 September.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863.

References & notes

Basic service from his em> via the Historical Data Systems database, with details from Don Ernsberger's Also for Glory Muster: The Story of the Pettigrew Trimble Charge at Gettysburg (2008).


c. 1843 in MS


07/03/1863; Gettysburg, PA