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William Tolliver Killed in Action October 13, 1863

William was only 20 years old when he was killed in action, one of too many killed in the U.S. Civil War. He was a volunteer in the U.S. 9th Illinois Infantry, Company B. He was killed during a skirmish at Wyatt’s Crossing on the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi. The regiment was able to push back the Confederates as a result of the skirmish. The only information we have found for his short life is the pension application filed by his mother, the military records from his service in the Civil War and a brief synopsis of his death in a history book. How many young men died unknown and forgotten during this time? 

William Toliver U.S. Infantry was killed in action at Wyatt's Crossing on the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi on October 13, 1863
The only possession William Toliver had at the time of his death was a wool blanket which was sold for $3.50 at auction.
William's only possesion at the time of his death was a wool blanket. It was sold for $3.05 fourteen days after his death.
History of the 9th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
History of the 9th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry listing WIlliam's death at Wyatt's Crossing.

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