William Barksdale is an US-Confederate general and politician.
1821 – William Barksdale was born 21st of August in Smyrna, Tennessee.
1842 – He graduated from the University of Nashville and practiced law in Mississippi.
1853-1861 – He entered the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi.
1861 – Barksdale was appointed colonel in the Confederate States Army of the 13th Mississippi Infantry.
1862 – He was promoted to brigadier general.
1863 – Barksdale’s brigade defended the heights above Fredericksburg.
– Barksdale was wounded in his left knee, followed by a cannonball to his left foot, and finally was hit by another bullet to his chest, knocking him off his horse.
– On the 3rd of July he was already dead.