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.
Courtesy of Alan Pitts: October 2004
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
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