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W.R. Gaylard

W.R. Gaylard

Confederate (CSV)


William R. Gaylard

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Beaufort, he enrolled as a 3rd Lieutenant, Company I, 3rd North Carolina Infantry on 16 May 1861. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 25 May 1862 and to First Lieutenant on 1 July.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 - his "knee pan shot off".

The rest of the War

He resigned due to the effects of his wound on 1 June 1863, then only able to get around on crutches.

After the War

Service information from Moore,1 as William R. Gaylord, and the Roster.2 His birth information from family genealogists. The photograph here from one sold in 2009 by Museum Quality Americana.


c. 1838; Beaufort, NC


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 112  [AotW citation 9774]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 24756]