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Confederate (CSA)


William Fendley Dement

(1826 - 1907)

Home State: Maryland

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Maryland Battery

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer before the War, he was the original First Lieutenant of the Battery on its organization in Richmond, VA in July 1861. He was appointed Captain in June 1862 when R. Andrews Snowden was promoted to Major and Battalion commander.

On the Campaign

At least two of his guns were in action on Maryland Heights during the attack on Harpers Ferry on 14-15 September. He took his battery to Sharpsburg on the 17th, but ws too late to participate in action there.

The rest of the War

He continued in service to the end of the War, surrendering at Appomattox in April 1865.

After the War

He was a farmer and worked for the US Treasury Department.

References & notes

Life dates and details from family genealogists.


03/08/1826; Prince George's County, MD


06/07/1907; Pomfret, MD; burial in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Pomfret, MD