William A. McCloskey

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W. A. McClosky
Co. G. 7. La. Inf.
Feb. 21, 1911
Aged 79 yrs.
Full Name: William A. McCloskey
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:B  Number:11
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1832 
Died: February 21, 1911 
Burial Date: February 21, 1911 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: New York 
Occupation: Painter 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1868 
Residence: Galveston, Texas 
Admitted To Home: June 18, 1893 
Religion: Catholic 
Division: E. Kirby Smith's 
Brigade: Hay's 
Regiment: 7th Louisiana Inf. 

MCCLOSKEY, WILLIAM A. (1832 ~ 1911). William McCloskey was born in New York City in 1832.

During the Civil War he served in Company G, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Hays' Brigade under General E. Kirby Smith. The seventh Louisiana was also known as "The Pelican Regiment" was organized in May 1861 at Camp Moore. Fought at the First Battle of Manassas, Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, and the Petersburg Siege. "The Pelican Regiment" surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

McCloskey moved to Texas in 1868 and lived in Galveston, Galveston County where he was a member of the Catholic Church. He was a widowed painter, according to his Confederate Men's Home records.

McCloskey was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on June 18, 1863 where he died February 21, 1911.

Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.

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