The State Paper Wednesday August 27 1902 pg 2 col 2
A Gallant Confederate
Capt W D Carmichael Has Answered the Last Roll Call
Special to the State.
Dillon---Aug 24---Capt W D Carmichael, one of the most highly respected citizens of the upper part of Marion County, died at his home above Little Rock at 6 o'clock this morning, after great suffering for four months, in the 65th year of his age.
Capt Carmichael was in every sense a manly man, highly respected in the community where he was born, lived and died. He has led an active life and has prospered in his business, being known as one of the most successful farmers of his progressive section. He was a gallant officer in the Eighth South Carolina Regiment, being at the close of the was Captain of Co L. of that gallant regiment. He was twice severely wounded. He was well known by all of Kershaw's brigade and this chronicle of his death will sadden the hearts of the fast thinning numbers of that heroic band who shall read it. He leaves a wife and ten children, most of them grown up to manhood and womanhood, and occupying high positions in life, especially, his eldest son, Prof W D Carmichael, Jr., who is the principal of the graded schools of Durham, NC., and secretary and treasurer of the State Teacher's Association of North Carolina.
Capt Carmichael was one of the elders of the Presbyterian Church at Reedy Creek, near his home, and was active in church and school matters in his section. The whole community is saddened by his death and their heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved family in their sad affliction.
Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 10 Oct 2003.