William Debord


BirthDec. 8, 1844
DeathAug. 11, 1930
CemeteryRose Hill (Waverly)
PostMitchell (Waverly)
Unit47th Illinois Infantry, Company G

Private William Debord

Company G, 47th Illinois Infantry

Debord was born in Indiana on December 8, 1844. He was residing in Rock Island (Rock Island County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on February 28, 1865. He was mustered on March 8, 1865. Debord served about 11 months. He was discharged on January 21, 1866 at Selma, Alabama.

He joined the regiment in the final stages of the War. During his enlistment, the unit was assigned to the Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865). The 47th Illinois was mustered out on January 21, 1866.

Debord died on August 11, 1930 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Waverly (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Debord was a member of the Mitchell Post (#38) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Waverly.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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