William Mccomb, American farmer.
Mccomb, William was born on November 21, 1828 in Mercer Company, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Malcom and Jane Mccomb.
Educated Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. Special studies in engineering and machine work. Went to Tennessee, 1854.
Was engaged in developing the manufacturing interest in Southern Kentucky and Middle Tennessee, until 1861.
Served in C.S.A. in 14th Tennessee regiment, beginning as private. Promoted adjunct August, 1861. Major, March, 1862; Lieutenant-colonel, August, 1862.
Colonel, September, 1862. Was wounded at Sharpsburg (Antietam), Maryland., September 17, 1862. And at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3, 1863.
Promoted brig.-general, December, 1864. Democrat. Address: Gordonsville, Virginia.
Married Louisa Company, Virginia, October 6, 1868, Nannie H. Quarles.