(1843 - 1917)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 17 year old on his parent's farm near Proctor's Store in Monroe County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company F, 13th Georgia Infantry in July 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA and furloughed 8 October for 30 days. He returned to duty on 3 December 1862 but was discharged for disability on 23 April 1863.
After the War
In 1870 he was a farm worker at Clinton in Jones County, GA. In 1880 he was a farmer on his own place in Putnam County but by 1900 and to at least 1910 he was a retired grocer and lived with his son Frederick and family in Macon, Bibb County.
References & notes
His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, also as W.F. Martial and W.F. Marsial. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Mary Ann Reynolds (1838-) in March 1868 and they had two sons, Frederick (1869-1927) and Jesse (1873-1937).
03/1843 in GA
1917; burial in Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, Manchester, GA
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 7264]
2 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 28271]