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Confederate military officer

William Jordan Bolton, American Confederate military officer.


Bolton, William Jordan was born in October 1833 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James and Mary Ann Bolton.


Educated Norristown public schools and Tremont Seminary. Became machinist and engineer.


Was burgess and councilman of Norristown, Pennsylvania. Sheriff Montgomery Company. In uniformed militia of Pennsylvania, 1855-1861.

Private to major, captain, major and colonel Pennsylvania volunteer infantry, 1861-1865. Brevetted brigadier general United States.V., 1865. Captain, colonel, major general National Guard of Pennsylvania, 1868-1878.

In Civil War served in departments of Annapolis, Maryland., Northeastern Virginia, North Carolina, Army of Virginia, Army of Potomac, 1862. Department of Virginia, Army of Ohio, Military div. of the Mississippi, Sherman’s Expeditionary Army, Military divisions of the Tennessee and of the Cumberland, Army of Potomac, 1864-1865. Middle Military div., district of Alexandria, Virginia.

Was military governor of Alexandria, Virginia In 23 battles ending at Appomattox C. H., and 25 skirmishes. United States storekeeper, November 16, 1882—1906.


Married Emma Rupert, Frankford, Pennsylvania, February 28, 1868, now deceased.

James Bolton

Mary Ann Bolton

Emma Rupert