Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886

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Florida legislator and Confederate brigadier general.

From the description of Papers, 1861-1862. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903019

Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on December 4, 1818. Member of the Florida legislature. Member of the Mount Rifles, 1846-1848. Colonel in U. S. Army 1856-1861. Resigned from U. S. Army in 1861. Commanded First Division Department of Norfolk, Confederate States of America, 1862, and the Department of Southwestern Virginia. After the surrender, he joined the military service of Khedive of Egypt. Decorated with the Egyptian orders of Osmanli and Medjidie. Died in New York City on December 30, 1886.

From the description of Papers, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145410746

William Wing Loring was born to a prominent North Carolina family in 1818. His family moved to Florida in 1823. He joined the army and served in the Second Seminole War as a Lieutenant. He served with distinction in the Mexican-American war, where he lost an arm in one of the final battles outside of Mexico City. When the Civil War broke out he joined the Confederate Army, serving in many different commands and igniting several famous feuds with Confederate generals like Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Old Blizzards, Loring's newfound nickname, became separated from Pemberton's army near Vicksburg and, instead of trying to reunite with his commander, he left the campaign entirely and joined Joseph Johnston's army further south. He participated in the campaigns against Sherman, but eventually surrendered along with the rest of Johnston's army in 1865. After the Civil War he became a businessman in New York representing Southern interests, but became bored without the excitement that he was used to. When he was approached by a representative of the Egyptian Khedive who sought to modernize his army with American experts, Loring leapt at the chance. He served in Egypt for 10 years, and was involved in a costly Egyptian defeat against the Abyssinians. Loring returned to the U.S. and died of pneumonia in 1887.

From the description of General William Loring Account Book and Letterbook, 1863-1878. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 184843191

From the guide to the General William Loring Account Book and Letterbook, 1863-1878, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida)

Attorney, legislator, financier, traveler, writer, and veteran of the U.S., Confederate, and Egyptian armies.

For a complete biography of this facinating soldier, please visit the William Web Loring World Wide Website at http://home.earthlink.net/atomicrom/loring.htm.

From the description of Papers, 1872-1920. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 50650937

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referencedIn Confederate officers photograph album, n.d. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf General William Loring Account Book and Letterbook, 1863-1878 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
referencedIn Quintard, C. T. (Charles Todd), 1824-1898. Papers, 1857-1899. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. [Map of Mercer, Summers, Greenbrier and Monroe Counties, West Virginia / prepared by residents of western Virginia for General Loring]. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Forney, George Hoke. Papers, 1862-1864. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. Report to Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of New Mexico : Fort Union, New Mexico : LS, 1858 Nov. 1. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Pirtle, William George, 1832-1911. Pirtle, William George 1907 Memoirs. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers, 1861. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. Report of recent scout of the Mongollan Mountains : Camp near Gila Depot : ALS, 1857 June 2. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part II: The Civil War and the Confederacy, 1832-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. [Map of Mercer, Summers, Monroe, Raleigh and Greenbrier Counties, West Virginia / prepared by residents of western Virginia for General Loring]. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Fort Vancouver records [manuscript], 1850-1867. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. [Map of Kanawha, Boone, Logan, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Summers and Monroe Counties, West Va., and Tazewell, Smyth, Washington, Bland, Giles, Craig, Montgomery, Pulaski and Wythe Counties, Va. / prepared by residents of western Virginia for General Loring]. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Oregon. Clackamas County. Judgement docket 1846-1859. Oregon State Archives
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. Letter : Fort Union, N.M., to Irvin McDowell, West Point, N.Y., 1858 Sept. 15. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Harrison, William F. Letters, 1852-1872. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Harrison, William F. Letters, 1852-1872. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. [Map of a part of Greenbrier County, West Va. / prepared by residents for General Loring]. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. Papers, 1872-1920. University of Florida
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. Letter : Fort Union, N.M., to Irvin McDowell, West Point, N.Y., 1858 Sept. 15. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. [Map of Greenbrier, Summers, Raleigh, Mercer and Monroe Counties, West Va. and Bland, Giles and Craig Counties, Va. / prepared by residents for General Loring]. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Campbell, James M. (James McDonald). Letters, 1861. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. [Map of Kanawha, Boone, Logan, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Summers and Monroe Counties, West Va., and Tazewell, Smyth, Washington, Bland, Giles, Craig, Montgomery, Pulaski and Wythe Counties, Va. / prepared by residents of western Virginia for General Loring]. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. Report of a scout above Albuquerque to de Bonneville : Camp near the Depot, Gila River : LS, 1857 June 3. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. Papers, 1861-1862. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. General William Loring Account Book and Letterbook, 1863-1878. University of Florida
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. [Map of Raleigh, Mercer and Summers Counties, West Virginia / prepared by residents of western Virginia for General Loring]. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. Papers, 1862. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. [Map of Wyoming, Fayette and Raleigh Counties, West Va. / prepared by residents of western Virginia for Gen. Loring]. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863. Thomas J. ("Stonewall") Jackson papers, undated. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Confederate officers photographs, 1861 - [1864?]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886. Confederate Broadside, 1862. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Confederate States of America. Dept. of Southwestern Virginia. Papers, 1862. Library of Virginia
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United States
Egypt
New Mexico
Cairo (Egypt)
Confederate States of America
Egypt
United States
New Mexico
Alexandria (Egypt)
Fayette County (W. Va.)
Cairo (Egypt)
Alexandria (Egypt)
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Birth 1818-12-04

Death 1886-12-30

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