Historical Rosters Database
William Leonard SlaterRoster ID 2767
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1866|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Leonard Slater, Class of 1866: Born- ca. 1837 in New Kent Co. Va. Father- William Slater; Mother- Ethel Hill. No information on grandparents. Married- Emma Katherine Morrison. Children- 1- Kate Slater; 2- Horace Slater; 3- Ethel Slater; 4- Arthur Slater. Entered VMI- Sept. 4, 1862; Resigned- Jan. 29, 1864. Civil War Service- Enlisted July 16, 1861 at Yorktown as a Private in Co. K of the 1st Va. Artillery (2nd Co. of Richmond Howitzers); Discharged Aug. 28, 1862 to attend VMI; After leaving VMI, assigned conscript at Camp Lee Mar. 12, 1864; Assigned to Co. B of 1st Confederate Engineers; promoted to Sgt. Mar 12, 1864; Paroled at Appomattox. Careers- Wholesale merchant in Richmond, Va. Died- Jan. 14, 1902|