Name: PAINTER, WILLIAM RUFUS "WILL"
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 1 October 1861 in Fairfax, Virginia, age 20
Service History: Absent Sick, Winchester, Virginia 1862/05/25, Cross Keys, Virginia, 1862/06/08, Present, Cold Harbor, 1862/06/27, Malvern Hill, 1862/05/02,, Cedar Mt. 1862/08/09, Hazel River 1862/09/23, Manassas Junction 1862/08/27, Manassas Plains 1862/08/28-30; Chantilly, Virginia 1862/09/01, Harpers Ferry, 1862/09/13, Sharpsburg 1862/09/17, Shepards Town 1862/09/19 Fredericksburg, 1862/12/13, Suffolk, Virginia 1863/05/03; Captured at Gettysburg; discharged at Ft. Delaware 15 June 1865
Date of Birth: 25 July 1841 Place of Birth: Muscogee County, Georgia
Date of Death: (no dates on grave marker); d aft 1920 Place of Death: Ozark, Dale County, Alabama
Buried: Union Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama
Father: William Painter (b 1806 in Georgia)
Mother: Nancy Everets (b 1808 in South Carolina)
Spouse(s): (1) Louisa M. Bruner (b 31 July 1844, d 9 March 1904; daughter of Judge // Bruner and Anna //), married 26 December 1867; (2) Virginia Lee //
Children: by (1) Euell N. (1871-1887)
Occupation: Clerk, Farmer, owned a hotel and livery stable, livestock dealer
Residence(s): Haw Ride; Ozark, Dale County, Alabama
Other: First commander of Ozark Camp #308 United Confederate Veterans, August 1893; represented Dale County at the Democratic Convention; the Ozark Camp #1719 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is named in his honor. 
Photographs:

William Rufus and Louisa Painter; gated Painter plot

 

Submitter: Georgia V. Fleming E-mail: hyacinth@ala.net