William W. WallaceHome State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was in his uncle's coal business at Huntingdon County. He mustered as Captain of Company C of the 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 16 August 1862 at its organization.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He carried the Regimental colors after the Color-Sergeant and three others were killed or wounded carrying it in action on 17 September. His was the Color Company at the battle.
The remainder of the War:
He mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863.
After the War:
He was chairman of the Regimental Committee and helped edit the 1906 History.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bates1, with detail from the History2 - which also has a post-War picture of him.
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. IV, pp. 114 - 115 [AotW citation 1280]
2 Wallace, William W. (Chairman), and the Regimental Committee, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Philadelphia: J.B,. Lippincott Co., 1906, pp. 6, 34, 74, 166 [AotW citation 1294]
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