Valley of the Shadow

From Compiled Military Service Records at National Archives

Personal Information

Name: Wllliam Smith Hanger Baylor
Birthplace: Augusta Co.
Date of Birth: April 7, 1831
Physical Description: --
Prewar Life: Graduate of Washington College 1850; student at University of Virginia; graduate of Lexington Law School 1857. 1860 Census, Lawyer, age 27, Staunton. Capt., West Augusta Guard 07-00-58; called into service 11-00-59 at Charlestown

Enlistment Records

Date of Enlistment: May 28, 1861
Place of Enlistment: --
Age at Enlistment: --
Occupation at Enlistment: Commonwealth's Attorney, Staunton
Conscript Or Substitute: --

Service Information

Rank: Lt. Col.
Company: --
Transfer Company: --
Regiment: 5th Va. Inf.

Military Service Record

Promotions: Elected Col. 5th Regt. Va. Vols. 03-04-1861; reelected 04-13-1861; relieved of command by ordinance of state convention 04-27-1861; commissioned Maj. Va. Vols. 05-01-1861; promoted to Lt. Col. Va. Vols. 06-13-1861; appointed Col. 5th Regt. Va.
Transfers and Other Services: Assigned to 4th Va. Inf. but did not serve 08-00-1861; assigned to duty with 5th Va. Inf. 09-12-1861; on duty with Arty. Corps 11-00-1861; relieved from duty with Arty. Corps and ordered to duty with Gen. T. J. Jackson at Winchester 11-00-1861 Inspector General for Valley District, Dept. of Northern Va. 11-00-1861 to 04-00-1862; appointed Col. 5th Regt. Va. Vols. 04-21-1862, commanding
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AWOL (Absent without Leave): --
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Casualty Information

Killed in Action: August 30, 1862; Second Manassas
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Other Information

Personal Life: --
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Date of Death: --
Place of Death: --
Burial Place: Hebron Presbyterian Church Cemetery Route 708 Augusta Co.
Cause Of Death: --
Epitaph: --
Dwelling # (1860 Census): 123
Family # (1860 Census): 133