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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

William John Dunklin

(1841 - 1911)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

About age 19, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 3rd Alabama Infantry in April 1861 in Lowndes County. He was promoted to Corporal, wounded at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862, and was appointed 4th Sergeant that day.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant by May 1863 and was wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May. He was promoted to First Sergeant and was captured at Petersburg, VA in April 1865.

After the War

By 1880 he was farming at Collerine, Lowndes County, AL.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His wounding on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Claudia Sophronia Rives (1845-1945), an 1864 graduate of Judson College, in June 1866 and they had 8 children.

Birth

10/08/1841; Collirene, Lowndes County, AL

Death

12/21/1911; burial in Rives Cemetery, Collirene, AL

Notes

1   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: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=54556, etc.  [AotW citation 25598]