Name - William Cortenas Gore
Birth Date: 26 Dec 1844
Birth Place: Horry District, South Carolina
Death Date: 24 Apr 1881
Burial Place: Gore Cemetery, Little River, Horry County, S.C.
Military Service - C. S. A.
Enlistment Date: 11 Sep 1863 at Fort Caswell
Discharge Date: 13 May 1865
Company and Regiment: Company K, 2nd N.C. Artillery
Military Unit Details:
Parents: Jonathan Isaac Gore and Sarah Pearce
Wife: Mary S. Vereen
Children: Salina, William C., Benjamin N., Oscar H., J.C.
Interesting Facts -
William Cortenas Gore volunteered for service at age 18. He appears on a Roll of Honor from September 4, 1863. Assigned daily duty of setting lights at Confederate Battery. Listed as a Boatman from October 1st to October 21, 1863 at Fort Caswell, N.C. Wounded and captured at Fort Fisher, N.C. on January 15th, 1865. Held at Point Lookout, MD until he was released after pledging an Oath of Allegiance on May 13, 1865, listed as a farmer on Prisoners Roll.