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8th Florida Infantry (CSA)
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Name: William Raiford PorterRank: Private Company: E

Born November 11, 1839; place of birth has been reported both as Gadsden County, FL, and Decatur County, GA. Married Elizabeth Winfred Reynolds, June 18, 1857, in Wakulla County, FL. Enlisted May 13, 1862, at Marianna, FL, by Capt. Clarke, for a period of 3 yrs. Bullet wound through lower right leg last day of Battle of Wilderness and sent to hospitals in Richmond. Home on furlough due to wounds at the end of the war. Family legend has it that when he heard the Yankees were marching on Tallahassee, he walked on crutches to Natural Bridge and propped himself against a tree to shoot. Received Florida State Pension claim for CSA service. Died Oct.24, 1909 in Wakulla County, FL (residence at that time was in Ashmore). Buried Bonnett Pond Cemetary. Occupation was farmer. Physical description was 5'8' tall with blue eyes, auburn hair, and fair skin. 8 children

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