(1831 - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry
From Jefferson County, he enlisted as 2nd Sergeant, Company G, 26th Alabama Infantry, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
References & notes
His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000) and the Alabama database.2 His death also in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as William Housley Parsons.
1831; Jefferson County, AL
09/14/1862; Turner's Gap, MD
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <https://ranger95.com/civil_war/alabama/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_g.htm [AotW citation 25529]
2 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /soldier.cfm?id=154323 etc. [AotW citation 23021]