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Confederate (CSA)


William Henry Battey

(1820 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 38th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

By 1860 he was a very prosperous farmer in Jefferson County, Georgia.1 Captain of Company G (the "Battey Guards") at its organization on 1 October 1861, he had become commander of the Regiment at Gaines' Mill in June 1862 after all the more senior officers were killed or wounded.2

On the Campaign

Captain Battey was killed at Sharpsburg on 17 September while in command of the Regiment.


09/25/1820; Louisville, Jefferson County, GA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   US Census Bureau, and USGenWeb volunteers, transcribers, USGenWeb Census Project, Published 1998-, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>, Source page: Jefferson County, GA, 1860  [AotW citation 258]

2   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Vol. 11/Part2 (Ser #13), pp. 603-604  [AotW citation 257]