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William E. Starke

Born in Brunswick County, Virginia in 1814, he was a cotton broker in Mobile and New Orleans before the war. He was commissioned colonel of the 60th Virginia Infantry in 1861. He was promoted to brigadier general on August 6, 1862 for his conduct during the battles of the Seven Days. He commanded the "Stonewall Division" after the wounding of General Taliaferro at Second Manassas. On September 17, 1862, at Antietam, Starke was wounded three times and died as a result. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
Source: "Generals in Blue" Warner, Ezra J.

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