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Federal (USV)

Corporal

William J. Brittain

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service in Company K on 27 May 1861. Promoted to Corporal on February 8, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the abdomen in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Hospital, near Sharpsburg, MD, but died the same day.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1, who has him as killed in action. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database. Casualty details from Nelson.2

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11464]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 142  [AotW citation 16600]