Doddridge County Roots

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William P. GREEN

Male 1840 - 1864  (23 years)


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  • Name William P. GREEN 
    Born 30 Nov 1840  Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation carpenter  [2
    Military ENLISTED 8/14/1862 
    1st Sgt & 2nd Lt, Co A, 14th W.Va. Inf, Civil War (died of wounds) 
    • William P. Green enlisted as a First Sergeant in Co A, 14th W.Va. Infantry, on Aug 14 1862 in West Union, Doddridge County. He was promoted to Sergeant Major in January 1863 at New Creek, Mineral County. He was again promoted to Second Lieutenant, assuming command on Apr 1 1863. He was wounded in action at Fisher Hill on Sep 22 1864 and was hospitalized in Winchester until his death. (The Battle of Fisher's Hill was fought September 21-22, 1864, near Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the Civil War, resulting in a Union victory. - Wikipedia) The West Union chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), established in February 1870, was the William P. Green chapter, named in his honor.

      NOTE: As of February 2017, the Civil War medal issued for William P. Green had never been claimed and was in storage at the West Virginia State Archives in Charleston.
      http://www.wvculture.org/history/archives/civilwarmedals/medals.html
    Died 1 Nov 1864  Winchester, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • The West Union chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was named in honor of William P. Green.

      The following letter, included in his mother's Civil War widow's pension application, was written by William P. Green to his mother from Webster, W.Va., on Apr 3 1864:
      "My Dear Mother,
      I propose to drop you a few lines to inform you that I am still on the land and among the living and enjoying good health. I left Burlington, W.Va. on the morning of the 2nd and come to New Creek and from there on the Cass to Webster, this side of Grafton. I expect we will go to Beverly or some other place up in the mountains. I will write to you soon again.
      I remain your devoted son,
      Wm. P Greene, Lieut.
      P.S. I expressed one hundred dollars for you at New Creek yesterday. I forgot to pay the expressage on it. You will have to pay it."

      From the Diary of Flavius Josephus Ashburn, page 117, November 1864:
      "On Sunday the 6th I attended the funeral services of Lieut. William Green. He died on the 1st day of this month from a wound received in battle and his body was embalmed and sent home to West Union. He was there placed in a highly finished coffin and conveyed to the meeting house while Bro. Lyon (a Methodist minister and Chaplain in the army) preached his funeral. After which, amidst the outbursts of grief and mournful lamentations of his mother and other relations, he was interred in the silent tomb."

      Newspaper article, "Wheeling Daily Intelligencer," Thursday, Feb 17 1870, p. 4, in its entirety:
      "G.A.R. - Post No. 34, G.A.R. has just been established in West Union, Doddridge county. The charter members are: Messrrs. C. C. Cole, E. S. Wade, W. L. Cole, L. C. Hunt, John Donohue, A. C. Holmes, C. A. Holmes, Perry Smith, W. J. Neely, A. J. Charter and D. W. Kinney."
    Person ID I97375  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father Jacob P. GREEN,   b. CA 1794,   d. 10 Nov 1855  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Charlotte POTTER,   b. 11 Jun 1797, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1880  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1839  Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Nov 1864 - Winchester, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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    Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1838] Headstone - Date calculated from age at death.

    2. [S37] Historical Military Records, (www.fold3.com).

    3. [S5] Headstone.

    4. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    5. [S934] Findagrave.com.