Round, William Capers

Life Span
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1863
Full name
William Capers Round
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
0
No. of Children
0
Family
George Hopkins Round (father), Mary Louisa McCants Round (mother), George Fiske Round (brother)
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
Military
Church or Religious Denomination
Methodist
Military
Confederate Army

William Capers Round (Dickinson Chronicles)

Scholarship
William C. Round was born on April 23, 1842 to Methodist minister George Hopkins Round and his wife Mary Louisa McCants Round in Newton County, Georgia where his father was serving.  He grew up in Cokesburg, South Carolina.  He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a member of the class of 1863 in the fall of 1860.  There, he joined his brother George Fiske Round of the class of 1861.  Like so many other young men of the time, he withdrew from Dickinson, returned home, and enlisted at Abbeville, South Carolina into Company B of the First (Orr's) Rifles in the service of the Confederate States Army in June 1861.

He served in the CSA until his death at the Battle of Gaine's Mill in Virginia on June 27, 1862.  He is buried under the Confederate Monument in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.  He was twenty years old.
John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “William Capers Round,” Dickinson Chronicles, http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/r/ed_roundWC.htm.
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