Would like family tree information re William Whedbee Kirkland, Confederate brigadier general who served with distinction in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in the War of Northern Agression. Born in 1833 in Hillsboro, N.C., enrolled at West Point in 1852 but did not graduate. Captain, then colonel, of the 21st N.C., was in the Valley with Jackson, later Chief of Staff for Patrick Cleburne. Records indicate that post war he was a commission agent and a postal official. Died in Washington, D.C. in 1915. Any information re ancestry would be appreciated.