Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - William Andrews

William J. Andrews

Representing: Confederate
G.A.R. Post: Oliver Morton Post #10, Snohomish, WA


Unit History

  • 5th Missouri Cavalry Confederate E

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William  Andrews
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5th MISSOURI VOLUNTEER CAVALRY
Organized: 8/1/62
Mustered Out: 5/26/65

Regimental History

PERSONAL/FAMILY HISTORY:

 

  William J. Andrews was born 9/1/46, most likely in the state of Missouri.  No additional information is available on his birth family or formative years.  In August, 1862, just shy of his 16th birthday, William joined the Confederate States cavalry.  One Missouri document places him in company “C”, while surviving CSA records in the National Archives have him in company “E.”  For our purposes we are accepting “E” over “C” as the latter designation could have been a clerical error based on handwriting styles of the period.  To whichever company private Andrews was assigned, the teenaged warrior’s military career may have been fairly brief and dominated by illness.

   By the end of December, 1862 the Company Muster Roll notes him “Absent…. Left in Hospital at Van Buren Dec. 5th 1862.”  A similar entry was made for January and February, 1863 and a final entry for the latter month simply notes “Left-Sick in Arkansas.”  As additional records apparently do not exist, it is not known if William was thereafter granted a medical discharge or if he recovered sufficiently to serve with his regiment for at least a portion of or the remainder of the rebellion.

   Surviving his military experience, William appears to have returned to Missouri where he married an Atlanta, GA-born woman identified only as “Sarah” (b.2/6/58).  The couple’s first child, Susan, was born in Sedelia on 6/7/70. Other children would include Joe, Myrtle, Jennie, Carrie, John, Mary, Ama(n)da, and Herbert.

   As William was a Confederate, and not a Union veteran, he was not eligible to receive a U.S. pension for his Civil War soldiering.  And, since tumultuous Missouri was not one of the southern states to grant such stipends, no post war documents are available to answer questions such as when and why the Andrews family moved to the Puget Sound area Washington Territory/State.  Also unknown is what type of work William sought after settling in the region.  Former cavalry trooper William J. Andrews died 4/15/13 at age 66 years and 7 months.  He is one of at least two Confederate Civil War veterans buried in the Snohomish G.A.R. Cemetery.

Soldier History

SOLDIER:
Residence: Inf. Not Avail.   Age: 15.11
Enrolled: 8/18/62 Saline Co., MO   Rank: Pvt.
Mustered Out: Inf. Not Avail.
Highest Rank: Pvt.

Family History

PERSONAL/FAMILY HISTORY:

 

  William J. Andrews was born 9/1/46, most likely in the state of Missouri.  No additional information is available on his birth family or formative years.  In August, 1862, just shy of his 16th birthday, William joined the Confederate States cavalry.  One Missouri document places him in company “C”, while surviving CSA records in the National Archives have him in company “E.”  For our purposes we are accepting “E” over “C” as the latter designation could have been a clerical error based on handwriting styles of the period.  To whichever company private Andrews was assigned, the teenaged warrior’s military career may have been fairly brief and dominated by illness.

   By the end of December, 1862 the Company Muster Roll notes him “Absent…. Left in Hospital at Van Buren Dec. 5th 1862.”  A similar entry was made for January and February, 1863 and a final entry for the latter month simply notes “Left-Sick in Arkansas.”  As additional records apparently do not exist, it is not known if William was thereafter granted a medical discharge or if he recovered sufficiently to serve with his regiment for at least a portion of or the remainder of the rebellion.

   Surviving his military experience, William appears to have returned to Missouri where he married an Atlanta, GA-born woman identified only as “Sarah” (b.2/6/58).  The couple’s first child, Susan, was born in Sedelia on 6/7/70. Other children would include Joe, Myrtle, Jennie, Carrie, John, Mary, Ama(n)da, and Herbert.

   As William was a Confederate, and not a Union veteran, he was not eligible to receive a U.S. pension for his Civil War soldiering.  And, since tumultuous Missouri was not one of the southern states to grant such stipends, no post war documents are available to answer questions such as when and why the Andrews family moved to the Puget Sound area Washington Territory/State.  Also unknown is what type of work William sought after settling in the region.  Former cavalry trooper William J. Andrews died 4/15/13 at age 66 years and 7 months.  He is one of at least two Confederate Civil War veterans buried in the Snohomish G.A.R. Cemetery.

Cemetery

Buried at Snohomish G.A.R.
Row: 2
Site: 8

Adopt-a-Vet Sponsor

Rusty Starr
Edmonds, WA


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