Prosper William
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Belgian Civil War soldiers in Indiana 


Comp. G, 93rd Indiana Volunteers Infantry

Enlisted enrolled 28 August 1862 at Cannelton
Discharged mustered out 10 August 1865 at Memphis, Tenn.
Height height 5 feet 8 inches

Complexion light
Hairs dark
Eyes gray
Born Chiny Belgium 24 June 1844
Married Henrietta James born 4 march 1848 death 25 Jan 1935 at Louisville Kentucky
married 7 Febr. 1871 at Leopold Ind.
Death 13 Jan. 1914
Occupation Farmer

Biography :

13 May 1863, wound at the throat caused by a piece of shell, during the battle of Jackson, Mississippi (wich bursted near him, at this time, E. Devillez was a few feet from him )

Also complained of diarrhea during de siege of Vicksburg

sick in quarters October 16-17, 1863 Dysentry

Intermitent fever : March 7, 1864 et 8 also 15-16, 25-27

William had to be sent in convalescent camp in May 1864.

nothing for Spring 1865

- contracted chronic diarrhea in Alabama, Spring 1865 during the march from Mobile to Montgomery Alabama. Cannot march with the company and had not recovered his health when he arrived at home

Sources :

- Pension file of Prosper WILLIAM :
Invalid: application # 401348 certificate # 232160 Widow: application # 1020798 certificate # 774377

Testimonies :Depositions provided by Henry Devillez, Joseph James, Jule Etienne, Eugene Devillez, Frederick Meunier, Henry James, Alphonse Dupont, Isidore Naviaux
Eugene Devillez and Alphonse Dupont add : they were captured at Guntown and never seen William till discharged in June 65.