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Confederate (CSV)


William Samuel Agnew

(1839 - 1918)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farmer with 6 younger siblings and his widowed mother Elizabeth on their substantial farm in Tishomingo County, MS. He enlisted on 6 May 1861 and mustered on 21 May 1861 as a Private in Company K, 19th Mississippi Infantry at Baldwyn, Itawamba County, MS. He was promoted to Sergeant on 11 May 1862 and appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 9 June.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant by February 1864 and 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 farming near his in-laws at Kirksey's Crossroads in Edgefield County, SC. In 1900 he was the housekeeper of City Hall in Greenville, SC but was retired and lived with his son Sebron and his family back at Kirksey, SC in 1910. He attended the United Confederate Veterans reunion at Jacksonville, FL on 6-8 May 1914.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records (CSRs),1 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound also on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862, as Private W. Agnie. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Martha Eliza "Mattie" Stalnaker (1847-1908) in 1865 and they had 7 children.


10/28/1839; Abbeville District, SC


05/26/1918; burial in Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC


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 29816]