William George Stigler was 3rd Sergeant of Company I, 12th Mississippi Infantry when he was wounded at Sharpsburg in September 1862. He was captured in the Wilderness, VA in May 1864, by then reduced to Private, and was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD to March 1865.

At the end of the War he was in Alabama and he was paroled by Federal authorities at Montgomery on 10 May 1865. Here’s his parole document from his Compiled Service Records, US National Archives, online from fold3.

He was then 22 years old, and unless the officer filling out the form made a mistake, was only 4 feet and 5 inches tall.

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