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Donaldsonville Protestant Cemetery
(AC10)

Donaldsonville

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ROBERT NICHOLLS SIMS
FEB. 22, 1841 - MAY 27, 1893

Robert SIMS
Served as
ADJUTANT
2 LA. CAV.
C. S. A.

Sims, R. N., 1st Lt. and Adjt. 2nd La. Cav. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Natchitoches, La., March 21, 1864, Paroled New Orleans, La., Jan. 4, 1864. Exchanged Red River Landing, July 22, 1864. Official Rolls Paroled Officers, C. S. A., Paroled Natchitoches, La., June 7, 1865.

Above from Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers by Andrew B. Booth

















WILLIAM MILLEN McGALLAIRD MD
A NATIVE OF BURKE CO. NORTH CAROLINA
BORN FEB. 1, 1838
ENTERED INTO REST JAN. 27, 1921

MARIA GARRETT McGALLIARD
BELOVED WIFE  OF
WILLIAM MILLEN McGALLAIRD MD
NATIVE OF LOUISIANA
BORN MAY 20, 1856
ENTERED INTO REST SEPTEMBER 8, 1922

William McGALLIARD
Served in CO. E
8 LA. INF.
C. S. A.

McGalliard, William M.,Pvt. 2nd Lt. Co. _, 8th La. Inf. En. June 19, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Aug., 1862. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Antietam, Sept. 28, 1862. Paroled Ft. McHenry, Md., Nov. 12, 1862, for exchange. Exchanged City Pt., Va., Nov. 21, 1862. Roll Nov. and Dec., 1862, Absent, sick, since Nov. 2, 1862. Rolls Jan., 1863, to May, 1863, Present. Rolls Aug., 1863, to Dec., 1863, Absent, wounded and left on field of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863. Elected Lt., June 17, 1863. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863. On Hospl. Register, Admitted to Camp Letterman, U. S. A. Gen. Hospl., Gettysburg, Pa., July 29, 1863. Transfd. to U. S. A. Gen. Hospl., West's Bldgs., Baltimore, Md., Oct. 16, 1863. Recd. Ft. Delaware, Del., from Ft. McHenry, Md., June 16, 1864. Paroled Sept. 14, 1864, for exchange. Exchanged Varina, Va., Sept. 22, 1864. Born N. C., occupation Med. student, Res. Winsboro, La., age when enlisted 21, single.

Above from Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers by Andrew B. Booth

Dr. William M. McGalliard of Burke County, North Carolina, was born in February 1838, to William and Jane McGalliard. He attended medical school in New Orleans, La. from 1860-1861. After enlisting as a private in June 1861 in the Eighth Louisiana Infantry, McGalliard reached the rank of Lieutenant in Company E of the regiment. At the Battle of Gettysburg, McGalliard lost his right leg and was taken as a prisoner of war by the Union forces for over a year until his exchange in 1864. He finished the conflict in the medical department in Richmond, Virginia.

McGalliard returned to New Orleans after the war and completed his medical education in 1866. He began his practice in Tensas Parish, and then moved in 1870 to Donaldsonville, La., where he became a prominent member of the community. In addition to his medical practice, McGalliard
served as the president of the school board, the director of the Donaldsonville Bridge Company and the Vice President of both the Donaldsonville Bank and the local Ice Company. He was also a member of the Army of Northern Virginia and the Knights of Honor.

Dr. McGalliard married Maria Garrett, originally of South Carolina, ca. 1874. They had five daughters: Alberta Lee, Jennie Erwin, Lizzie Wilson, Mittie, and Eunice. He died ca. 1921.


Fred Meyer (the man overseeing White Castle Plantation for McGalliard) sent frequent updates on the property and his workers.












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