Your help establishes that William Partington did not serve in the American Civil War. Sallie Parkington immigrated to Virginia during the Civlil War and was a celebrated actress and favorite in Virginia Confederate circles. Sallie was a friend of John Wilkes Booth who assasinated Abraham Lincoln. Her brother William, also an English immigrant, served in the Confederate army and survivied the Battle of Gettysburg. Speculation was her brother William Partington CS Army was a Crimea Veteran. Your research shows he was not the same William Partington of the 47th. Near my home Capt. Bradford Smith Hoskins, 44th Foot and Crimea veteran, lies buried near where he was killed while serving with Col John S. Mosby the famous Confederate Guerrilla leader. Charles Green my ancestors' neighbor flew the British flag on his property and claimed amnesty for any British subject from the war in my parish. Hoskins was a constant guest although he was shot on a raid less than a mile from Greens' home. It was for that reason it was thought Partington may also have been a British ex-patriot as there were many British immigrants and 1st generation brits who fought for the South. Your information is greatly appreciated. Thanks Again.
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