E. Willard WarrenHome State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Enlisted in Company C, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry on 1 August 1861 as Sergeant.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Promoted from Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant on 13 September 1862. He led a squadron of his Regiment on the afternoon of 16 September 1862 in a charge on the East Woods which "developed" the enemy's position, as they were fired on by artillery and Virginia cavalry. Warren was recommended but not nominated for a Medal of Honor for that action.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted to First Lieutenant, Company E, on 21 May 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Campaign information from Carman1. Service data from Bates2.
1 Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 2 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-12, Vol. 2, pp. 32 - 33 [AotW citation 10675]
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 10679]
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