This collection covers the Mayo and Woodruff families from the Civil War to World War
I and deals with four general topics: the American Civil War, the American West, physicians, and World
William Henry Mayo was born in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, on July 16, 1845, son of
William and Eliza (Smith) Mayo. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in Co.
F of the 8th Regiment of Louisiana Infantry. The regiment completed its organization
at Camp Moore, Louisiana, in June 1861. Sent to Virginia, they were held in reserve
during the Battle of First Manassas. The regiment was attached to the Army of
Northern Virginia and fought in Jackson’s Valley Campaign and the campaigns of
1862-1865 including Gettysburg. Mayo rose to the rank of the regimental adjutant.
After the war he returned to St. Landry Parish and was engaged in general
merchandise and farming. William Henry Mayo married Ella A. Curley in 1866; they had
four children including Harry Nathaniel Mayo.
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