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Confederate (CSV)


William J. Paul

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was in Company A, 17th Virginia Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Noted in history of the 17th Infantry as transferred to Cavalry in 1862. Described as age 21, 5' 8", fair complexion, black hair and black eyes, a resident of Rockingham County, he enrolled as a conscript at Camp Lee, near Richmond, 30 January 1864 and was assigned to Company G, 7th Virginia Cavalry on 3 February 1864. His horse was killed in action at Catharpin Road, the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864. He was paroled at Harrisonburg, VA on 2 May 1865.

After the War

He lived in Buck Town, Dorchester County, MD and Alexandria, VA.

References & notes

Basic information from Wise1. Cavalry details from Fincham (probably referencing Richard L. Armstrong's <7th Virginia Cavalry (HE Howard, 1992)2.


c. 1843 in VA


1   Wise, George, History of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Company, 1870, pp. 258 - 283  [AotW citation 9432]

2   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Virginia, Published 2005, <>, Source page: /virginia/cavalry/7va_cav/7va_cav_rgt_p_r.htm  [AotW citation 13521]