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Confederate (CSV)


William H. Mercer

(? - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Louisiana Guard Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Louisiana Guard Artillery in July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded on the Maryland Campaign, probably in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 9 October 1862 in Shepherdstown, VA.

References & notes

Burial and basic unit information from a list in Confederate Veteran,1 which has him as W.H. Merser. His service from his Compiled Confederate Military Service Records (via the Historical Data Systems database). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/09/1862; 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 5118]