William G. Barnett(1837 - 1865)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 24 years. Enrolled April 23, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Captain, Company B on May 4, 1861 to serve two years.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was slightly wounded in the hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He mustered out with his Company May 20, 1863, at New York city. He enrolled December 30, 1863, at Union City, TN and mustered in as Captain, Company I, 17th NY Veteran Infantry. He was killed in action March 16, 1865 at Averasboro, NC - "shot through the head, dying almost instantly".
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from State of New York1. His presence and wound on the Campaign from Graham2. The photograph from one of unknown provenance posted on the Hawkins Zouaves website.
Death Date: 03/16/1865 Death Place: Averasboro, NC
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for 1899), pg. 621; Issue 19 (for 1899), pg. 824 [AotW citation 12595]
2 Graham, Matthew John, The Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), New York: E.P. Coby & Company, Printers, 1900, pp. 262, 298 [AotW citation 12596]
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