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William Whitehead WestRoster ID 1110
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1862|
|Biography & Genealogy:||West William Whitehead, Class of 1862: Born- November 27, 1842. Matriculated from Savannah, Georgia. At VMI 1 year, 1 month (entered as a sophomore). Military Record: Left VMI upon death of father. Enlisted August 1, 1861 at Waynesboro, Ga for war in Company E, Col (later Brig Gen) T.R.R. Cobb's Ga Legion. Corporal when he joined unit at Richmond August 12, 1861. 1st Sgt by November 1862. To Sgt Maj June 1, 1863. Last extant record (December 1864) shows as Acting Adjutant. Post War Career: Livd in Asheville, NC. Realtor. Died- February 12, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pa.|