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2nd Lieutenant William West Mooney
He enlisted 21 May 1861at Camp Harris, Estill Springs, Franklin Co, TN.
Was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant when enlisting.
He suffered from typhoid fever in the Fall of 1861 at Millboro Springs, Bath County, VA.
Unfit for duty in February of 1862 and not re-elected in May of 1862 and was honourably released from service on 25 May 1862 at Corinth, MS.
He was born 7 May 1834 in Fauquier County, VA.
He was the son of William Smith Mooney and Emily (Kincheloe) Mooney and lived in Pelham in what was then Franklin Co, TN.
Was a law and literary graduate and worked as a school teacher and farmer throughout middle Tennessee. In 1873 he purchased Nimrod Hall in Bath Co, VA, and later sold it and he purchased over 350 acres southwest of Nashville, TN, in 1883. His farm was called "Bosland".
He married Virgina Summers Porter born 10 September 1842 in Highland Co, VA and died 22 November 1927 she was the daughter of John Pettus and Mary Elizabeth (Sidington) Porter. They had eleven children: Steven Adam, John Ewing, Emily Harrison, Howard Latham, Aurelius Adorno, Bernard Blondeau, Cleander Cleon, Virginia Emily, William West, Kate Summers and Mary Antoinette Mooney.
He died on the 1 June 1895 in Nashville, Davidson Co, TN. at the age of 61 from exhaustion from a surgical operation at his home residence in Nashville, and is buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson Co, TN, as is his wife.
The photo was take in December 1861 in Charleston, SC, and on the back written by his son, Aurelius Adorno Mooney, it says, "Keep boys. A truthful honest man, but had his faults as I have."