Corporal William W. McQueen, Co. A, 14th Mississippi Infantry, CSA


  • William W. McQueen was born in Alabama to David and Alice McQueen.


  • August 24: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Clarke County, MS showed 8-year-old William living with his parents and siblings. His father, David, was a farmer.


  • July 3: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Clarke County, MS showed 18-year-old William, a farmer, living with his mother and siblings. His mother Alice owned sixteen slaves.


  • June 8: William Enlisted in the C.S. Army in Corinth, MS.

  • November 24: William was promoted from Private to Corporal.


  • February 16: William was captured at the Battle of Fort Donelson. He was sent to Camp Douglas in Chicago. Note “My Company were among the Prisoners captured at Fort Donelson on the 16 day of Feb’y, 1862, and were held as Prisoners till Sept. 17, 1862, when we were exchanged and ordered to rendezvous at Clinton, Miss., at which place our Regt. Was re-organized on the 25 day of Sept., 1862.”

  • September 22 to December: Company Muster Roll. Present.


  • January to December: Company Muster Rolls. Present.

  • April 23: William was court martialed.


  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present.

  • November 30: William fought in the Battle of Franklin. He was mortally wounded. He was taken to Carnton, his division’s established field hospital, where he died from his wound.

  • William was buried at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Section 48, Grave 400.


  • May 28: The New Orleans Crescent, New Orleans, LA mentioned soldiers who died at Col. McGavock’s. William was among those mentioned.