{⋆★⋆} BG Boggs, William Robertson

William Robertson Boggs

Born: March 18, 1829
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Birth Place: Augusta, Georgia

Father: Archibald Boggs 1801 – 1871

Mother: Mary Ann Robertson 1808 – 1865

Wife: Mary Sophia Smyington 1831 – 1906
(Buried: Salem Cemetery, Winston Salem, North Carolina)​

Children:

William Robertson Boggs Jr. 1857 – 1907​
(Buried: Salem Cemetery, Winston Salem, North Carolina)​
Elizabeth McCain Boggs Taylor 1858 – 1922​
(Buried: Salem Cemetery, Winston Salem, North Carolina)​
Archibald Boggs 1860 – 1881​
John Symington Boggs 1862 – 1927​
(Buried: Davidson River Cemetery, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina)​
Edith Alston Boggs 1868 – 1901​
(Buried: Salem Cemetery, Winston Salem, North Carolina)​
Henry Patterson Boggs 1867 – 1929​
(Buried: Salem Cemetery, Winston Salem, North Carolina)​

Education:

1853: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (4th in Class)
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Occupation before War:

1853 – 1854: Brevet, 2nd Lt. United States Army, Topographical Engineers​
1854 – 1856: 2nd Lt. United States Army, Ordnance Department​
1856 – 1861: 1st Lt. United States Army, Ordnance Department​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on February 1st

Civil War Career:

Purchasing Agent for the State of Georgia to procure arms & supplies​
Commander of Engineers and Artillery in Pensacola, Florida​
1863 – 1865: Assisted in Military Administration in the West​
1862 – 1863: Colonel and Chief Engineer for the State of Georgia
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1863 – 1865: Brigadier General in Confederate Army​
1863: Chief of Staff for the Trans – Mississippi Department​
Military Commander of the District of Louisiana​
Enlisted in an expedition to enter military service in Mexico​
1865: Paroled in Houston, Texas (June 9)​

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1868: Architect in Savannah, Georgia​
1868 – 1870: Chief Engineer Lexington and St. Louis Railroad Co.​
1870 – 1875: Civil and Mining Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri​
Mechanics Professor for Virginia Polytechnic Institute​
Lived the later years of life in Winston Salem, North Carolina​

Died: September 11, 1911

Place of Death: Winston Salem, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Old Age

Age at time of Death: 82 years old

Burial Place: Salem Cemetery, Winston Salem, North Carolina

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He never held a field command, after being commissioned a brigadier he spent the remainder of the war as Kirby Smith's chief of staff.
 
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