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Confederate (CSV)


William E. Roane

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the city of Richmond, he was a member of Company E, 15th Virginia Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds, date unknown. Originally buried "in Mrs. Lucker's [Locker] barn field near an old well" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as W.E. Rean. Further details and corrections from Adam Zimmerli, whose additional research sources included:
15th VA Infantry Co. E Roster at the Library of Virginia; NPS' Soldiers & Sailors Database; Virginia Military Dead2. .


Date not known; 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 4920]

2   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <>  [AotW citation 8847]