About Adam McWillie
Birth: Nov. 7, 1821 Camden Kershaw County South Carolina, USA Death: Jul. 21, 1861 Prince William County Virginia, USA
Son of William McWillie, 22nd Governor of Mississippi, and Catherine Anderson.
Adam was was a military captain in the Mexican-American War and also for the Confederacy in the American Civil War.
In 1861 he raised the Camden Rifles, which became part of the 18th Mississippi Regiment under Col. E.R. Burt. The regiment arrived at Camp Walker, near Manassas, Virginia, on June 18, 1861, and, along with the 17th Mississippi and 5th South Carolina, was brigaded under Gen. David R. Jones.
The brigade was on the extreme right of the Confederate army at Bull Run on July 21. Captain McWillie was killed by an enemy canister shot while rallying his command during an attack on the Union lines up Rocky Run.
He was buried on the field alongside his nephew, Pvt. E.H. Anderson, who also was mortally wounded during the battle.
Parents: William McWillie (1795 - 1869) Nancy Louisa McWillie (1798 - 1827) Spouse: Lucy Anderson McWillie (1828 - 1913)*
- Calculated relationship
Note: Field Burial at the First Battle of Bull Run (aka First Manassas)
Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial
Created by: A. I. Carroll-Zimmer Record added: Oct 19, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 78702832