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Confederate (CSV)


William Presley Hanes

(c. 1840 - 1914)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old student living with his widowed mother on the family farm in the Shady Grove District of Davie County, NC. He enlisted as the First Corporal of Company G of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 4 June 1861 at Mocksville.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 1 October and furloughed home on 3 December 1862 for 30 days. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 January 1863 but transferred to Company C of the 48th North Carolina Infantry as a Private on 11 November 1863. From May to at least September 1864 he was detailed as an ambulance driver. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer in Fulton, Davie County, NC.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Emma Gibbs (1836-1881) in May 1867 and they had 4 children.


c. 1840 in NC


08/13/1914; burial in Fulton United Methodist Cemetery, Advance, NC


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27573]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 27574]