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William Terrell Millican

(1823 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Education: University of Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He studied the law and started a successful practice in Carnesville, Franklin County, GA in 1855, and was an officer of the Georgia State militia. In 1861 he organized a Company of troops and was elected Captain, Company B, 15th Georgia Infantry on 14 June 1861 at Carnesville. He was elected Lieutenant Colonel on 1 May 1862 and promoted to Colonel of the regiment on 22 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and died of wounds in a field hospital on David Smith's Farm near Sharpsburg later that day.

Buried in Capt. David Smith’s Orchard northeast corner were buried deep; the orchard has been plowed and graves plowed over, but can all be pointed out; some of the boards have been preserved at the house.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred in Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Service from the Muster Roll,1 the Roster,2 and his Compiled Service Records, via fold3. Prewar details from G.T. Ridlon's History of the families Millingas and Millanges of Saxony and Normandy... (1907). Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. Burial information from Pruett,3 source of the quote above, from the Bowie List. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph kindly provided by Cheryl Manley; the original was published in Military Images, Vol. XIX, No. 2, pg. 29.

He married Lucinda E Weld in February 1856 and they had 2 children.


01/07/1823; Jefferson, GA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, Md.


1   Muster Roll Of Company B, 15th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry; Franklin County, Georgia - Tugalo Blues
Eastern Digital Resources, The Civil War in Georgia, Published 2000, first accessed 30 June 2005, <>, Source page: rosters/15thcomb.htm  [AotW citation 121]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19403]

3   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010, pg. 43  [AotW citation 27041]