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Confederate (CSV)


William James Montgomery

(1834 - 1912)

Home State: North Carolina

Education: University of North Carolina, Class of 1855

Command Billet: Regimental Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was commissioned Captain of Company C of the 28th Regiment 0n 29 July 1861, and was commissioned Major on 12 June 1862. He was from Stanly County, North Carolina.

On the Campaign

He was in command of his regiment at Harpers Ferry and at Sharpsburg as the senior officer present.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 14 October 1862, probably on grounds of ill-health.

After the War

Post-War he was a teacher, Solicitor in the 6th District, and Superior Court Judge (1885-88).

References & notes

Service facts from Moore1, with bio details from Goellnitz2. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/14/1834; Montgomery County, NC


06/28/1912; Concord, NC; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, NC


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 2, pp. 429, 445  [AotW citation 1052]

2   Goellnitz, Jenny, And Then A.P. Hill Came Up, Published 1998-, first accessed 01 January 2003, <>, Source page: /montgomery.html  [AotW citation 1053]