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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

William Wilson

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 71st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in April 1861 as First Sergeant, Company D, 71st Pennsylvania Infantry and mustered on 28 May 1861 as Sergeant Major of the Regiment. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company B on 6 September 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 21 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic service from Bates,1 who says he was killed outright on 17 September. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Death

09/21/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11733]