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Confederate (CSV)


William S. Harwell

(c. 1835 - c. 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 24 year old farmer on his mother Mary's place at Guntown in Itawamba County, MS. He mustered as a Private in Company K, 19th Mississippi Infantry on 6 May 1861 in Baldwyn, MS. He was appointed First Corporal about July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died in Shepherdstown, VA, date not given.

References & notes

His burial information from a list in Confederate Veteran,1 as William Howell. His service from his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, which says he was killed outright at Sharpsburg. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1835 in TN


c. 1862; Shepherdstown, VA; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV


1   United Confederate Veterans, and United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans, Confederate Veteran Magazine (1893-1932), 1893-01-00, Vol. XIX, pp. 75 - 76  [AotW citation 5098]

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 29786]