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Confederate (CSV)


William McElroy Marchman

(1837 - 1909)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 21 year old farmer on his parent's substantial place near Rough Edge, Troup County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company K, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right foot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was paroled near Shepherdstown, VA on 29 September 1862. He served with his Company through the war and was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1870 he was again farming with his parents and siblings in Troup County but was farming on his own in Meriwether County, GA by 1880.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3, both as W.M. Marchman. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Katherine "Kitty" Cousins (1851-1935) on 31 December 1878 and they had a daughter Dana (1879-1963).


09/06/1837; Troup County, GA


08/15/1909; Troup County, GA; burial in Hillview Cemetery, LaGrange, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7324]

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 28360]