Private, Confederate States of America Army
Michael, I have published the history of the 43rd Alabama. It's called "Gracie's Pride - the 43rd Alabama Infantry."
There is a good bit on your Private William Wilkerson, Company F. He was wounded in the hip at Hatcher's Run. He died of chronic enteritis following a gunshot wound on August 10, 1865. Age 18. There is a statement from Lincoln Hospital in his file.
If I can help further you may contact me. Art
Green / Mobile, Alabama.
William Wilkerson enlisted at Citronelle, Alabama, on August 20, 1862, so he wasn't among the original members of Co. "F" from Mobile County.
He was among the many Alabama casualties at Watkins House along the lines west of Petersburg, Virginia, on March 25, 1865. Wilkerson was sent to a medical facility in Washington for treatment. He eventually died in Ward 18 of Lincoln Hospital on August 10, 1865.
He must've been one of the last Confederates
remaining in Union custody.
43 ALA - CSA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 08/11/1865
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION CONF SITE 160
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 10 October 2004 Updated: 17 September 2005 Updated: 29 June 2006