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.
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