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Confederate (CSV)


William Gilliam White

(1834 - 1898)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 26 year old farmer at Longmires, Edgefield District, he enlisted as a Private, Company K, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Corporal on 2 September, to First Corporal in January 1863, and 4th Sergeant on 30 July 1863. He was wounded at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863 and returned to his Company in February 1864. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on i June 1864 and wounded yet again, by a piece of shell in July (place not given). He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA with that and previous wounds to January 1865. He was reduced to Private in April 1865, was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

In 1880 he was a farmer with "debility" in Hibler, Edgefield County.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Ann Judson Shibley (1830-1916) in 1865 and they had 4 children.


08/09/1834; Liberty Hill, Edgefield District, SC


08/20/1898; Longmires, SC; burial in First Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, McCormick, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 669  [AotW citation 24687]