Private William H. Potts, (CSA)

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Private William H. Potts, (CSA)

Birthdate: (26)
Birthplace: Harrison County, West Virginia, United States
Death: July 19, 1866 (26)
Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Reverend Nixon Potts, Sr. and Elizabeth Ann Potts
Husband of Lucinda D. Potts
Father of Wade Hampton Potts; Virnessa Potts; Alonzo Buck Potts; Joseph Benjamin Potts and Columbus Thrish Potts
Brother of Thomas C Potts

Managed by: Billie June Keaffaber
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About Private William H. Potts, (CSA)

William H. Potts 10th Virginia Cavalry Regiment Company G (Confederate). The 10th Virginia Cavalry included the Jackson Rangers (G) from Jackson County. Soldier's Rank in: Private. Soldier's Rank out: Private, Film Number M382 roll 44. I have his muster roll records. He was captured by his future wife's uncle Solomon P. McCalley (Could he had been found dating Lucinda McCauley?) He must have been exchanged (released) since service records show he served in many of the major battles in the East. He was one of the two soldiers that survived/stayed for surrender at the end of the war at Appomattox, VA (Lynchburg, VA). Could there have been a tension caused by the Civil War between his father Nixon Potts, who joined the Union Army about the time West Virginia became a new state and William, who joined the Confederate Army near the beginning of the war, when the state was Virginia? The 10th Virginia Cavalry was organized in 1861 as part of the Wise Legion. The regiment served in western Virginia during its first year of service. Colonel James Lucius Davis led his unit into North Carolina in 1862. Reorganized for the war, the regiment served at Yorktown, Williamsburg and in the Seven Days Campaign around Richmond. Assigned to General J.E.B. Stuart's command, the 10th helped to defend Richmond during General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North. Davis' troopers guarded the crossings along the Rappahannock River during the winter of 1862 - 1863. The 10th saw hard service in the Chancellorsville Campaign, at Brandy Station, Aldie, Hanover, Gettysburg, Hagerstown, Williamsport, Leetown, Martinsburg, Raccoon Ford, the Buckland "Races", and Mine Run in 1863. Following the pursuit of General William W. Averell into western Virginia, the regiment participated in General Fitzhugh Lee's raid to Moorefield, and in the bloody fighting at Spotsylvania Court House, Haw's Shop, Nance's Shop, Sapora Church, Sapony Church, Charles City Road, Reams' Station, the Cattle Raid, Stony Creek and Belfield in 1864. The 10th picketed Robert E. Lee's extended lines south of Petersburg during the winter of 1864 - 1865. The regiment fought gallantly in the final battles at Dinwiddie Court House, Five Forks, Amelia Court House, Farmville, and Appomattox Court House. The survivors escaped to Lynchburg where they were disbanded on April 11, 1865. List of Companies that composed the 10th Va. Cavalry:· A - Caskie's Mounted Rangers/formerly Fry's [Caskie's/Fulcher's Co.] · B - Carolina Rangers [Clement's/Grimes' Co.] (North Carolina)· C - Capt. William W. Flood's Co. [Flood's/Richerson's/Wingfield's Co.]· D - Wise Mounted Guard [Hawley's Co.] · E (1st) - Jennings Wise Hussars [Tucker's/Tichenor's/Wise's Co.] · E (2nd) - Capt. William E. Hinton's Co. · F - Albemarle Rangers [Timberlake's Co.] (Albemarle Co.)· G - Jackson's Rangers [Kirtley's/Phelphs' Co.] (Roane Co.)· H - Valley Rangers/Rockingham Cavalry [Brock's/Poage's/Dovel's Co.] (Rockingham Co.)· I - Henrico Light Dragoons [McGruder's Co.] (Henrico Co.) · K - Texas Rangers or Rosser's Mounted Rangers (Rosser/Dickson/Graham] (Franklin Co. and men from Texas & California) From Roane County, WV Genweb site: Company G, 10th VA Confederate Calvary CAPTAIN: PHELPS, Edward 1st Lt.: ARMSTRONG, Virgil S. ROACH, Jesse HARTLEY, Strawder-killed at Petersburg VA CAIN, Thomas POTTS, William RUNNER, Solomon D. GOFF, Hezekiah STALEY, A.B. FLESHER, Kelley HALL, John HALL, Perry PARSONS, Henry PARSONS, Ballard BAILEY, Arthur G.-surgeon-a Phycs. & druggist in Spencer after the war. More info in Driver, Robert J. 10th Virginia Cavalry. Virginia Regimental History Series. 1992. 10th Virginia Cavalry, by Robert J. Driver, Jr., 1992. 973.7454 C582 no. 10.

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Private William H. Potts, (CSA)'s Timeline

April 1840
Harrison County, West Virginia, United States
July 19, 1866
Age 26
Indiana, United States
March 11, 1869
Age 26
West Virginia, United States
May 1876
Age 26
Braxton County, West Virginia, United States
September 5, 1877
Age 26
August 16, 1880
Age 26
May 16, 1884
Age 26
Roane County, West Virginia, United States