The son of Andrew and Adeline Denham, William was a West Florida Seminary Cadet and private in the 1st Florida Infantry. He was captured during his first skirmish, but he was released and recovered from his wounds. The Florida State Archives Web site states that Denham later served in the 2nd Florida Cavalry and in Captain Scott's 5th Florida Battalion. However, Richard Ferry, a Civil War historian who specializes in Florida, states that William Demhan "...was not in the 2nd Fla. cav to my knowledge." Civil War muster records, especially those of the Confederacy, were often inaccurate or incomplete. Photographs were taken in the 1860s.
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