William E. Starke, d. 1862


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William E. Starke, d. 1862

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A bust portrait photograph of Confederate Brigadier General
William Edwin Starke in uniform

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Bust portrait photograph of General in uniform

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Brigadier General William Edwin Starke
(1814 - 1862)
Home State: Louisiana
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Starke's Brigade
On the Campaign-Initially in command of his brigade in Jackson's Division he relieved Brigadier General J. R. Jones in command of the Division at Sharpsburg. The onslaught of the Union I Corps' attack early in the morning of 17 September began to drive his men back but he led a counterattack, only to be wounded three times; he died within the hour. He was one of the 6 General Officers killed or mortally wounded at Sharpsburg.

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