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Confederate (CSV)


William Shelton Threlkeld


(1838 - 1914)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 22 year old living with his parents and siblings on their plantation at Paris in Lafayette County, MS. He enlisted and mustered in Oxford, MS on 15 May 1861 as a Private in Company E, 19th Mississippi Infantry. He was promoted to First Corporal on 1 October 1861 and 4th Sergeant by August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded on his 22nd birthday in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was home on furlough to at least the end of 1862 and was back with his Company and promoted to 2nd Sergeant by February 1863. He was surrendered and paroled with them at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records (CSRs),1 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound from a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862, as W.S. Thrickeld. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, which has his birth in Alabama. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Margaret "Mollie" Ferrell (1847-1926) in December 1866 and they had 9 children.

His brothers James (1841-1871) and Louis/Lewis (1845-1864) were also in Company E. James was at Appomattox, but Louis was killed on 24 May 1864 at Hanover Junction south of Richmond, VA.


09/17/1838 in AL


05/10/1914; burial in Old Liberty Hill Cemetery, Lafayette County, 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 29803]