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Confederate (CSV)


Willis Cason Philmon

(1840 - 1870)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old planter's son at Octavia in Early County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 13th Georgia Infantry on 10 July 1862 in Richmond, VA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on wounded furlough from 20 September to 15 February 1863, then returned to duty. He was captured at Farmville, VA on 6 April 1865 and was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD until released on 17 June 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Celia Rebecca Ann Widener (1844-1907) in October 1859 and they had 5 children.


02/03/1840; Cedar Springs, GA


02/18/1870; Early County, GA; burial in Cedar Springs Cemetery, Cedar Springs, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7286]

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 28293]