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Confederate (CSV)


William Oliver Fleming

(1835 - 1881)

Home State: Georgia

Education: University of Georgia

Command Billet: Company officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 50th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a member of U of Georgia Class of 1856. He married in 1860 and was a planter - and possibly lawyer - near Bainbridge, Georgia before the War. He was elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant of Company G, 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) on 18 March 1861. Resigned January 2, 1862. Elected 1st Lieutenant of Company F, 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry 4 March 1862.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Captain on 8 October 1862, to Major 24 February 1863, and Lieutenant Colonel 31 July 1863. He resigned 22 December 1863, having been being elected to the Georgia State Assembly

After the War

After the War he returned to Bainbridge. He was solicitor general of the Albany circuit in 1876, and elected judge by the state legislature in 1881. He died later that year of typhoid fever.

References & notes

Basic service information from Ranger951, with more biographical detail from the finding aid to a collection of his papers in the Southern Historical Collection, UNC, and from family genealogies online.


04/02/1835; Walthourville, Liberty County, GA


11/04/1881; Bainbridge, GA; burial in Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, GA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/50th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 3139]