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W.C. Odum

W.C. Odum

Confederate (CSV)


William Calton Odum

(1839 - 1898)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was in Company H, having enlisted as Private - July 28, 1861. Wounded in thigh at Malvern Hill, Virginia July 1, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right arm, resulting in amputation, at Sharpsburg, MD in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Roll for April 30, 1864, last on file, shows him on sick furlough; disabled for service by wounds. Unofficial records show he remained in army, carrying food and supplies until close of war.

After the War

He had 10 children and was himself one of the 16 children of William Hobbs Odum.

References & notes

Basic information from Ranger951, originally from Henderson2. The photograph here from a large seated portrait kindly provided by great-grandson William Wilsbach, who also had family details.


06/04/1839; Sampson County, NC


09/08/1898; Blakely, GA; burial in Blakely Cemetery, Blakely, GA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /infantry/6th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 9674]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 12938]