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Confederate (CSV)


William Pleasant Ferguson

(1843 - 1932)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in York County, he enlisted as Private in Company D, 6th South Carolina Infantry on 15 July1862 in Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He returned to duty in March 1863 and was surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He moved to Arkansas and was a farmer. He applied for a veterans pension there in 1901.

References & notes

His service and personal information thanks to Barry Truluck, from his research in the US Census (1850-1930), Ferguson's Compiled Service Records (via Fold3), a Company Roll from the Confederate Rolls of South Carolina,1 and Arkansas Pension and Marriage records. Further details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Susan M. Nichols (c. 1847-1935) and they had at least 7 children together.


03/25/1843; Chester, PA


06/22/1932; Hickory Springs, AR; burial in Hickory Springs Cemetery, Bradley County, AR


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898  [AotW citation 21830]