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William Meek Surber
William Meek Surber son of James Palser Surber and Louise Robinson
He served as a Private with A Company 23rd Battalion, Virginia Infantry. The 23rd Infantry Battalion was formed in January, 1862, with five companies, later increased to eight. It was attached to Echols' and Patton's Brigade, fought at Greenbrier River, then lost eighteen percent of the 350 engaged at Droop Mountain. During 1864 it was active in the Shenandoah Valley and in mid-April, 1865, disbanded. The field officers were Lieutenant Colonel Clarence Derrick; and Majors William Blessing, William P. Cecil, and David S. Hounshell.  His wife applied for his pension 1 May 1917 at Smyth County, Virginia before S. McClure Justice of Peace.  S. McClure is probably Samuel McClure who married William Meek Surber's sister Mary Lavina Surber.
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See the pension Approval to Sarah Jane Nunn
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