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Confederate (CSV)


William Ferguson

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Enlisted as a Private in Company G, l8th Regiment Georgia Infantry on 1 May 1861. Transferred to Company E, 23rd Regiment Georgia Infantry 1 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on South Mountain at Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 26 September 1862. Originally buried "in Mrs. Hoffman's barn field near Boonsboro, 150 yards N. W. of the barn". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as M. Furgison. Service data from Henderson's Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia via Fincham2.


9/26/1862; Boonsboro, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4679]

2   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/rosters/23rd_inf_regt_rost_e.html  [AotW citation 12347]