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Confederate (CSV)


William N. Urquhart

(c. 1830 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 29 year old farmer in Coweta County, GA. He may have served as a Private in the 70th Georgia Militia from March 1862 and transferred/enlisted on 6 May 1862 in Coweta County in Company D, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 6 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died on the Lavinia Grove Farm near Sharpsburg and was buried "in Mrs. Lucker's [Locker's] barn field near an old well" on the battlefield.

After the War

He was probably reinterred in the Washington Confederate Cemetery in Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from the Roster,2 which says he was killed outright at Sharpsburg on 17 September, and his Compiled Service Records, US National Archives, online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

He married Harriett L Davis (1835-1901) in about 1851 and they had 2 children.


c. 1830; Coweta County, GA


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 5011]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19674]