{⋆★⋆} BG Wickham, Williams C.

Williams Carter Wickham

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Born: September 21, 1820

Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia

Father: William Fanning Wickham 1793 – 1880
(Buried: Wickham Cemetery at Hickory Hill, Hanover, Virginia)​

Mother: Ann Butler Carter 1797 – 1868
(Buried: Wickham Cemetery at Hickory Hill, Hanover, Virginia)​

Wife: Lucy Penn Taylor 1830 – 1913
(Buried: Hickory Hill Cemetery, Ashland, Virginia)​

Children:

John Wickham 1848 – 1848​
Henry Taylor Wickham 1849 – 1943​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Anne Carter Wickham Byerly 1851 – 1939​
(Buried: Old Chapel Cemetery, Millwood, Virginia)​
Julia Leiper Wickham 1859 – 1873​
(Buried: Hickory Hill Cemetery, Ashland, Virginia)​
William Fanning Wickham 1860 – 1900​
(Buried: Grace Cemetery, Genito, Virginia)​

Education:

1842: Graduated from University of Virginia​

Occupation before War:
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Attorney in the State of Virginia​
Member of Virginia House of Delegates​
Captain in the Virginia State Militia​
1861: Delegate to Virginia State Convention​

Civil War Career:

1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 4th Virginia Cavalry​
1862: Received a saber wound during the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia​
1862: Captured by the Union Army but quickly paroled​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 4th Virginia Cavalry​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Sharpsburg​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863 – 1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Cavalry​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Fishers Hill​
1864: Resigned his commission in the Confederate Army Cavalry​
1863 – 1865: Confederate States Representative from Virginia​
1865: Participated in the Hampton Roads Conference​

Occupation after War:
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President of Virginia Central Railroad​
President of Covington and Ohio Railroad​
1869 – 1878: Vice President of Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad​
Became a Republican​
1872: Voted for Ulysses S. Grant for President​
1872: Member of Electoral College from Virginia​
Chairman of Hanover, Virginia Board of Supervisors​
Virginia State Senator​

Died: July 23, 1888

Place of Death: Richmond, Virginia

Cause of Death: Apoplexy

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Burial Place: Wickham Cemetery at Hickory Hill, Hanover, Virginia

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Although he was personally opposed to secession he joined the Confeceracy and served in the cavalry ( he succeeded the wounded Fitz Lee) or as a Congressman. He was admitted on opening day (Nov. 7)of the second session and his resignation from the army was accepted on the 9th. He sat on the Committee on Military Affairs, where he soon became known as a friend of the military and an opponent of Jefferson Davis.
 
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At 3rd Winchester he succeeded the wounded Fitz Lee in command of his division. It was this division he was commanding when he resigned to take his seat in the 2nd Confederate Congress.
According to the accompanying newspaper article Wickham did not relinquish his commission or command of his brigade after taking his seat in Congress.
 

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Williams Carter Wickham

:CSA1stNat:View attachment 373314

Born: September 21, 1820

Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia

Father: William Fanning Wickham 1793 – 1880
(Buried: Wickham Cemetery at Hickory Hill, Hanover, Virginia)​

Mother: Ann Butler Carter 1797 – 1868
(Buried: Wickham Cemetery at Hickory Hill, Hanover, Virginia)​

Wife: Lucy Penn Taylor 1830 – 1913
(Buried: Hickory Hill Cemetery, Ashland, Virginia)​

Children:

John Wickham 1848 – 1848​
Henry Taylor Wickham 1849 – 1943​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Anne Carter Wickham Byerly 1851 – 1939​
(Buried: Old Chapel Cemetery, Millwood, Virginia)​
Julia Leiper Wickham 1859 – 1873​
(Buried: Hickory Hill Cemetery, Ashland, Virginia)​
William Fanning Wickham 1860 – 1900​
(Buried: Grace Cemetery, Genito, Virginia)​

Education:

1842: Graduated from University of Virginia​

Occupation before War:View attachment 373315

Attorney in the State of Virginia​
Member of Virginia House of Delegates​
Captain in the Virginia State Militia​
1861: Delegate to Virginia State Convention​

Civil War Career:

1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 4th Virginia Cavalry​
1862: Received a saber wound during the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia​
1862: Captured by the Union Army but quickly paroled​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 4th Virginia Cavalry​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Sharpsburg​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863 – 1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Cavalry​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Fishers Hill​
1864: Resigned his commission in the Confederate Army Cavalry​
1863 – 1865: Confederate States Representative from Virginia​
1865: Participated in the Hampton Roads Conference​

Occupation after War:View attachment 373316

President of Virginia Central Railroad​
President of Covington and Ohio Railroad​
1869 – 1878: Vice President of Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad​
Became a Republican​
1872: Voted for Ulysses S. Grant for President​
1872: Member of Electoral College from Virginia​
Chairman of Hanover, Virginia Board of Supervisors​
Virginia State Senator​

Died: July 23, 1888

Place of Death: Richmond, Virginia

Cause of Death: Apoplexy

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Burial Place: Wickham Cemetery at Hickory Hill, Hanover, Virginia

Thanks for the post. The name sounded familiar so I did a little research, and discovered that we are cousins 9 times removed (whatever that means) on my fathers side of the family. It looks like I need to make a trip to Hanover and pay my respects.
 
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