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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

William Dick Witherspoon

(1832 - 1903)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private, Company I (later D), 5th Alabama Infantry on 9 August 1861 in Greensboro.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 He's listed as missing on South Mountain in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists.

Birth

05/22/1832; Tuscaloosa, AL

Death

04/02/1903; Mountain View, CA

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=224529, etc.  [AotW citation 25617]