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Confederate (CSV)


William R. Cloninger

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 19 year old farmer on his parent's small place in Gilmer County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 10 September 1861 at Camp McDonald in Kennesaw, GA.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His father George applied for his final pay in July 1863.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3; both also as William R. Cloniger. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1841; Gilmer County, GA


9/14/1862; Turner's Gap, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 2, p. 1034  [AotW citation 30030]

2   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 30031]