Help support

Search for soldier.

Last Name



Browse by Last Name


About Us
E-Mail Comments

More Information on Names in Article
Collins Hamner Longstreet Nannally

Obituary of William C. Hamner, Water Valley, Mississippi.

Maj. William Clifton Hamner, of Water Valley, Miss., died on December 23, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he had gone for hospital treatment, He was born in Holly Springs, Miss., July 26, 1842, and at the outbreak of the War between the States he enlisted in the Southern army, serving through the struggle with honor and courage as a member of Morgan's command. He left college at LaGrange to enlist. After the war he entered the clerical service of the Illinois Central Railroad of Water Valley and was one of the leading and substantial citizens of that community. He always stood high with the management of the interests he served and in the estimation of people, being the type of man who made friends and held them by that spirit of manliness so characteristic of his life and conduct. For many years he had been a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. He was laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley.

Major Hamner was married to Mrs. Hattie W. Longstreet, of Oxford, Miss., and is survived by his son, Judge W. N. Hamner, of Greenwood, and a stepson David Longstreet, of Chicago; also by two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Nannally, of Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Louise Collins, of Water Valley.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, January, 1916.

Promote Your Page Too