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Friday, February 15, 2013

Civil War Photo Friday: Thomas and William Duval, 3rd Confederate Missouri Infantry

Thomas (left) and William (right) Duvall, along with their brother Henderson, enlisted in Company C, 3rd Confederate Missouri Infantry on December 10, 1861, at Richmond, Missouri. They were already veterans, having served under General Sterling Price in the Missouri State Guard at Wilson’s Creek and Lexington.

William was promoted to junior second lieutenant on May 8, 1862 and the Duvall brothers continued to see service at such battles as Pea Ridge, Farmington, Iuka, and Corinth. On October 4, 1862, William was killed during the Confederate attack on Corinth while trying to plant the Confederate flag on the Union fortifications. An eyewitness said William died waving his sword and shouting “Victory.”  Thomas and Henderson Duvall were later killed at Champion Hill, Mississippi, on May 16, 1863.

1 comment:

  1. They didn't get to fight for very long - barely a year and a half.


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