William C. Oates

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William Calvin Oates (either November 30 or December 1, 1833– September 9, 1910) was a Confederate colonel during the American Civil War and later the Democratic Governor of Alabama from 1894 to 1896.

William C. Oates was born in Pike County, Alabama. He studied law and passed the bar examination, opening a practice in Abbeville. Oates died on September 9, 1910 in Montgomery, Alabama, and was buried there in Oakwood Cemetery.

Sources[change | change source]

  • William C. Oates, The War Between the Union and the Confederacy, The Neale Publishing Company, 1905.
  • Glenn W. LaFantasie, Gettysburg Requiem: The Life of William C. Oates, Oxford University Press, 2005.