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Civil War Soldiers - Loring

LORING, W. W., Florida.
Colonel, Corps of Infantry, C. S. A., March 16, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., May 20, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., February 15, 1862.
Died in New York city, December 30, 1886.

Commanding Brigade in Army of the Northwest, July 20, 1861, at Gauley Bridge or Carnifex Ferry. Commanding division in Jackson's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, November 6, 1861. Commanding from May 8, 1862, to October 16, 1862, Department of Southwestern Virginia, or Western Virginia. Commanding Division in Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana, Army of the Mississippi. Commanding First Corps, Army of the Mississippi, December 15, 1862. January 26, 1863, commanding forces about Granada, Miss. August 20, 1863, commanding a division in Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana. June 14, 1864, succeeded to the command of General Leonidas Polk, at Pine Mountain, after the death of General Polk. May 10, 1864, commanding a division in the Atlanta campaign.

Loring, William Wing, born in North Carolina, appointed from Florida.
Second lieutenant, Florida Volunteers, June 16 to August 16, 1837.
Captain, Mounted Rifles, May 27, 1846.
Major, February 16, 1847.
Lieutenant colonel, March 15, 1848.
Colonel, December 30, 1856.
Brevet lieutenant colonel, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico, and
Colonel, September 13, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Chapultepec, Mexico.
Resigned May 13, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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