Person:William Craft (12)

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William Anderson Craft
b.25 APR 1840 , Elbert, GA
d.10 OCT 1909 Elbert Co, GA
m. 26 NOV 1832
  1. Mary F. CraftAbt 1834 -
  2. S. J. CraftAbt 1836 -
  3. Hon. John Franklin CraftAbt 1838 - 1885
  4. S CraftAbt 1838 -
  5. William Anderson Craft1840 - 1909
  6. Willis Moss Craft1842 - 1876
  7. Martha A. CraftEst 1845 -
  8. James D. CraftAbt 1847 - Bef 1887
  9. Terrah A. CraftAbt 1849 -
  10. Richard P. CraftAbt 1851 - Bef 1920
m. 9 AUG 1860
  1. Clarence Craft1862 - 1939
  2. Laura Emily Craft1866 - 1929
  3. George “Bob” Robert Craft1869 - 1935
  4. James Willis Craft1871 - 1941
  5. Mattie CraftAbt 1874 -
  6. Betty Lou Craft1878 - 1952
  7. Myrtice CraftAbt 1884 - 1974
Facts and Events
Name William Anderson Craft
Gender Male
Birth? 25 APR 1840 , Elbert, GA
Census? 1850 Elbert, Elbert, Georgia
Census? 1860 Page No. 84, Elberton, Elbert, Georgia
Marriage 9 AUG 1860 Elberton, Elbert Co., GAto Rossie E. Alexander
Other[2] 4 MAR 1862 Elberton, Elbert GAMilitary Service
Census? 1870 Page No. 37, Sheet 193, Moss, Elbert
Census? 1880 Page No. 13, Sheet No. 85A, District 22, Dark Corner, Anderson, South Carolina
Census[3] 1900 District 19, Gaines, Elbert, Georgia
Death[1] 10 OCT 1909 Elbert Co, GA
Occupation? Farmer
Burial[1] Rock Branch Baptist Cemetary, Elbert County, GA


The following was copied from Civil War records in the National Archives, Washington, DC: William A. Craft enlisted as a Private, Mar 4, 1862 at Elberton, GA . He joined the 15th Georgia Regiment, Company F. He was listed on the Company Muster Roll as "...absent without leave..." for the period August 31 through December 31, 1863. He was also listed as "...a prisoner of war..." surrendered by General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, on April 9, 1865.

"15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry 15th Infantry Regiment, organized in the spring of 1861 at Athens, Georgia, contained men from Hancock, Stephens, Elbert , Lamar, Warren, Wilkes, Taliaferro, and Oglethorpe counties. On July 22, 1861, the unit was reported to be en route to Virginia and upon its arrival was assi gned to the Potomac District. Later it was placed in General Toombs' and Bennin g's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 15th was involved in the campaigns of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, except when it was det ached with Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. It continued the fight in the Petersburg siege north of the James River and later around Appomat tox. The regiment totalled 441 men in April, 1862, and lost 108 during Seven Da ys' Battles. It sustained 54 casualties at Second Manassas, 36 during the Maryl and Campaign, and forty percent of the 368 engaged at Gettysburg. From April 14 , to May 6, there were 73 disabled, and from August 1 to December 31, 1864, it lost 50 killed and wounded. At the surrender, 20 officers and 226 men were pres ent. The field officers were Colonels Dudley M. DuBose, William M. McIntosh, William T. Millican, and Thomas W. Thomas; Lieutenant Colonels Stephen Z. Hearnsb erger, Peter J. Shannon, T.J. Smith, and Linton Stephens; and Major Joseph T. "

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Source (51).
  2. COMPANY F, 15th REGIMENT
  3. “Croft”