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Confederate (CSV)


William Choate

(c. 1825 - 1913)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a farmer near his father's and father-in-law's farms in the York District, SC. On 1 August 1861 he enlisted as Private, Company E, 17th South Carolina Infantry at Randelsburg, SC.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was with his Company through the war until captured at Petersburg. VA on 25 March 1865. He was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD to 26 June 1865 when he was released after taking an oath of allegiance.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was still farming in York County, SC.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at Sharpsburg from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Rachel Adeline Simrill (1817-1884) in August 1849. He married again, Mary E Hall (1835-1917) in 1889.


c. 1825; York District, SC


11/17/1913; burial in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rock Hill, SC