(1841 - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 48th Alabama Infantry
Age 20, from Cherokee County, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 7th Alabama Infantry on 29 March 1861 for a one year term in Selma, AL. He then enlisted as Sergeant, Company H, 48th Alabama Infantry about 1 May 1862.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and captured.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds on 17 October 1862 and was originally buried "On Ben, Grave's [Grove's] farm in first field on right hand side of Shepherdstown road ... the farm did belong to J. H. Grove", near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Pvt. W. W. Hedrick. Service from his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and his father's family bible [PDF download, transcription on pp. 3-4]. His memorial in
Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Cedar Bluff, AL is on Findagrave.
He was first cousin to William McTyeire Hardwick, also in Company H.
01/05/1841; Green County, GA
10/17/1862; Sharpsburg, 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 4730]
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 26675]