Captain William Wallace McMillan

Kinsman of Robert McMillan

  Doctor William Wallace McMillan was born in Scotland Alabama in 1834.  He attended school at Scotland Academy located next to Scotland Presbyterian Church in Monroe County Alabama.  He later graduated from the University of Louisiana (current Tulane University).  After his graduation, he returned to Monroe County to practice medicine in Claiborne.

  When the War broke out he joined the joined the Claiborne Guards as the Company Surgeon and served at Fort Morgan.  He later formed his own company, "The Scotland Invincibles" (Company H, 17th Alabama Infantry)

  After the war he returned home and practiced medicine until his death in 1895.  The following was inscribed on his stone by the men who served in the Invincibles.

 

My guide in life is XV Psalm.

"A Psalm of David

LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? 


Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbor, nor taketh up a reproach against his

 

 neighbor.

In whose eyes a vile person is condemned; but he honoreth them that fear the LORD.

He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent.

He that doeth these things shall never be moved."

Dedicated by Company H 17th Alabama Volunteers in memory of their captain. 

 

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