William Lawrence Truman, Pvt, Guibor’s Missouri Battery

wl truman1. Full names of soldier.

William Lawrence Truman

2. Rank, unit served with, etc.

Private, Guibor’s Missouri Battery (CSA)

3. Any personal info about the soldier that you’re aware of.

See http://www.cedarcroft.com/about/civil-war-interests/w-l-truman-memoir/truman-bio-info/

4. Was he wounded at Franklin?  Captured?  Missing?  Killed?


5. Survive Franklin?  Survive the war?

Survived the war.

6. Your exact relation?

Great Grandson

7. Burial place?

Gueydan, Louisiana

8. Any pictures of the soldier:  in uniform?  Before or after the war?

Photo of ca 1920s portrait found in 1st Baptist Church, Gueydan, LA.  I was supposed to inherit a photo in uniform, but it didn’t get to me.

9. Surviving letters, diaries, or documents you’re willing to share?

Memoir written in early 1900s, published at http://www.cedarcroft.com/about/civil-war-interests/w-l-truman-memoir/.  Also had several letters in Confederate Veteran.  Some letters have been found.
The Franklin chapter is http://www.cedarcroft.com/about/civil-war-interests/w-l-truman-memoir/memoir-chapter-24/  Was given this by his youngest daughter, my great-aunt, around 1960.

10. The email address for you to be contacted?


11. Permission to re-publish your info in a web-based database so others can learn about him, and possibly contact you to ask questions or share info you might desire?


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Bill Wayne
431 SE County Rd Y, Warrensburg
email liberty@olddrum.net
Personal political website www.olddrum.net
Personal political blog olddrum.blogspot.com
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