Reeves, William B. (1842 GA - 1862 MD)


Reeves, William B.


Father: Archibald Tanner Reeves
Mother: Mary Richardson

Birth: 1842, Walton County, Georgia
Birth Source: Federal Census records

Death: 17 Sept 1862, Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam), Maryland
Death Source: Military Records

Spouse1: None known


No known children of William B. Reeves.

The above is documented in the 1850 and 1860 census

William is 19 when he enlists in the 13th Alabama Regiment, Infantry, CSA on 26 July 1861. He was given 6 months pay ($11/month) for clothing on 8 August 1861. He appears on the muster roll at the Siege at Yorktown (Va.) 5 Apr 1862 – 3 May 1862. Where he spent most of his time serving as a guard at the wharf. He was involved in the battle at South Mountain 14 Sept 1862 but was mortally wounded at Sharpsburg (Antietam) on 17 Sept 1862.

Research Notes

There is an interesting dynamic around this person. He is Archibald’s second child and oldest son. Archibald and William both enlist in the 13th Alabama Regiment, Infantry, CSA on the same day, apparently “riding off to war” together. Archibald is wounded 27 June 1862 at the battle of Seven Pines in the Wilderness Campaign. William is still with the Regiment and Archibald is absent on medical leave when William is killed.


1850 Census - Newton County, Georgia
1860 Census - Randolph County, Alabama
Civil War Military Records
Alabama, Civil War Soldiers, 1860-1865