|E-mail From Gary
King, 17 July 2006
I just discovered that my great-great-great-grandfather was buried
at Arlington National Cemetery. I was there this past July 14, and
today discovered your website with essentially the same photo of his headstone.
What a treasure. Your website indicated you wished info on him, so
here it is.
First, I have his name as William R. King rather than the William
G. King listed in the Arlington files and headstone. Other than that,
all details are the same.
William R. King was born about 1835 (per 28th Virginia Infantry
records). He enlisted March 8, 1862, in Buchanan, Botetourt County,
Virginina, in Company K under Captain P. Gilmore Breckenridge, 28th Regiment
of the Virginia Infantry and was paid a $50 bounty for enlistment.
His first (and apparent last) engagement was at Williamsburg (May 5, 1862)
where he was wounded and reported in the Union Hospital Number 3, Williamsburg,
Virginia, on May 10, 1862. He was admitted to Cliffburne USA General Hospital,
Washington, D.C. on May 17, 1862, and was reported as died on May 18, 1862
at same of vuln sclopeticum (gunshot wound).
William R. King married Margaret Ann Bean 10 October, 1852, in Botetourt
County, Virginia. They had 3 sons (maybe 4) between 1853 and 1856,
John W. King, Irving W. King and Thomas Daniel King.
I am currently looking to determine where he may have been initially
buried since he died two years before Arlington became a cemetery. I surmise
that he was buried at a cemetery near Cliffburne (site of the current National
Zoo) and then moved to Arlington 1900-1901 after Congress authorized an
area for the Confederate dead, but that is another story.
Thank you for the opportunity to add to your website.
1117 Main St.
Batavia IL 60510
KING, W G
K 28TH VA INF CSA CW
DATE OF DEATH: 05/19/1862
BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE SITE 215
Photo Courtesy of Roxsanne
Wells-Layton, June 2006
Posted: 1 July 2006