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50th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
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Name: William W. McCollumRank: Private Company: D

William was born in SC, the son of John W. McCollum and Hannah Cantrell. He was married to Lydia (Lidia) Ann Martin in Habersham County, GA on Nov 25, 1845. William originally enlisted in Co. B of the 26th Alabama Infantry but there was already a 26th Inf. in service. When this was discovered they were renamed the 50th Alabama Infantry and was listed in Co. D. William was shot through the lower abdomen at Chickamauga around Sept 19, 1863 and died two days later on Sept 21, 1863. His widow, Lydia, filed her widow's pension application in 1891 from Georgia, where she had returned to in 1866 after the war was over. William and Lydia's son, Thomas J. McCollum, is my great-great-great grandfather.

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