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W.L. Harding
W.L. Harding

Federal (USV)

Assistant Surgeon

William L. Harding

(1838 - 1901)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Medical
Unit: 9th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 24 years. Enrolled August 9, 1862 at New York City; mustered in as Assistant Surgeon August 20, 1862, to serve two years.

In the Antietam Campaign:
In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "The thanks of the entire regiment are due to Surgeon Humphreys and Assistant-Surgeon Harding, who were indefatigable in their attentions to the wounded."

The remainder of the War:
He mustered out with the regiment May 20, 1863. He was appointed to the 9th Veteran Infantry and transferred to the 17th Veteran Infantry when the 9th failed to organize, but mustered out on 14 October 1863 by consolidation. He was Surgeon of the 102nd NY Militia for 100 days service in 1864.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from State of New York1. His photograph from a CDV at the NY State Military Museum. Death information from his gravesite on Findagrave.

Death Date: 10/11/1901    Burial Place: New Vernon Cemetery, Mamakating Park, NY


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 the year 1899), pg. 681; Issue 19 (for 1899), pg. 872  [AotW citation 12615]

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