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Confederate (CSV)


William H. Talbot

(c. 1846 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 16 year old druggist when he enlisted in March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September. Captain Buchanan noted him as "missing."

The rest of the War

Died (date not given) at John Poffenberger's farm near Antietam. Originally buried "in Jonathon Poffenbarger's orchard along the west side" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Life and service details from roster data compiled by Michael R. Brasher. Further detail from the diary of John H. Buchanan transcribed by Dr. Larry and Jo Anne Ketchum Mardis, online courtesy of the Tippah County Historical and Genealogical Society.


c. 1846 in MS


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 4996]