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Confederate (CSV)


William Fisher Plane

(1828 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Education: Emory College, Class of 1849

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a teacher in Columbus, GA until 1854 when he passed the bar and began to practice as an attorney. He moved his practice to Baker County in 1858. He enrolled in Company H of the 6th Georgia Infantry as 2nd Lieutenant on 27 May 1861 and was elected Captain later the same day, vice Captain Alfred H. Colquitt, who was elected Colonel.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in the Stone House Hospital on Samuel Poffenberger's farm near Sharpsburg in 1862. He was originally buried "on eastern side of branch in Samuel Poffenbarger's meadow and along the line fence between Poffenbarger and Miller" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg and was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service details from Fincham's Roster2 based on Henderson's. Pre-war details from S. Joseph Lewis, Jr. in his introduction to Plane's Letters to his wife, in The Georgia Historical Quarterly, Vol. 48, No. 2, June, 1964. Captain Plane also has a stone at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, GA.


02/1828; Charleston, SC


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 4907]

2   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/6th_inf_regt_rost_h.html  [AotW citation 9637]