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Beaver, William G.
WILLIAM G. BEAVER, Austin, Texas.—Was born near Goshen, Union County, South Carolina, March 4, 1842. and enlisted in the Confederate Army in September, 1861, near New Albany, as .private in Company G, Third Battalion, Gen. Wood's Brigade, Gen. Cleburne's Division, Gen. Hardee's Corps. My first Captain was W. J. Houston and first Colonel was A. B. Hardcastle. On the Kentucky campaign in 1862 we were attached to Capt. H. C. Semple's Battery and was afterwards transferred to this battery and remained with it to the end of the war. I never received a serious wound, but was slightly wounded six times. Was in all the battles of the division, beginning at Shiloh. Was never captured. Surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., and paroled at Hamburg, S. C., on May 2, 1865. Was a private through the war. Was in the battles of Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Perryville, Chickamauga and all the battles of the Georgia campaign in 1864 and was with Hood at the siege of Atlanta and in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tenn.