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W.H. Sult

W.H. Sult

Confederate (CSV)


William Henry Sult

(1840 - 1921)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Wythe County, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company B, 37th Virginia Infantry on 30 June 1861 in Laurel Hill, VA. He was promoted to 4th Sergeant on 18 May 1862 and to 3rd Sergeant on 15 August.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the left shoulder in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a hospital in Richmond, VA on 28 September 1862 and furloughed home on 12 October. He was appointed First Sergeant on 15 April 1864 and captured at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May. He was held at Fort Delaware until he was released on 15 June 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

References & notes

His service from Rankin1 via the Historical Data Systems database. His Sharpsburg wound detail from a casualty list, as Wm. H. Sultz, in the Abingdon Virginian of 3 October 1862 online from the Library of Congress. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a colorized photograph of unknown provenance posted to

He married Mary Salome Shrader (1841-1932) in 1868 and they had 5 children.


06/03/1840; Wytheville, VA


05/23/1921; in VA; burial in East End Cemetery, Wytheville, VA


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21782]