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Confederate (CSV)


William Calvin Grammer

(1832 - 1923)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 29 year old farmer at Mooresville in Itawamba County, MS. He enlisted at Columbus as a Private in Company K, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His Company (K) was converted to cavalry and attached as Company F to the 8th (Wade's) Confederate Cavalry (2d Regiment, Mississippi and Alabama Cavalry) in January 1863. He was wounded on 30 May 1863 at Middleton, TN, admitted to a hospital in Tunnel Hill, GA, and furloughed home on 26 August 1863. There is no later military record.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farm worker at Fulton in Itawamba County but by 1900 and to at least 1910 he was farming his own place in Lafayette County, MS. He was retired there in 1920.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 via fold3, filed under 48th Mississippi Infantry and 8th CS Cavalry, as William C. Grammar. His presence at Sharpsburg from a petition he and others of his Company signed on behalf of Lieutenant Thomas Lipscomb. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1870, 1900-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Susan Malinda Martha Rhyne (1832-c. 1874) in December 1853 and they had 10 children. He married again, Nancy Sabetha " Bettie" Salmon (1854-1928) and they had 7 more between 1882 and 1899.


02/29/1832 in AL


04/03/1923; Lafayette County, MS; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill, MS


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 29000]