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Federal (USV)


William Y. Swiggett

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

Had been Ensign, Company G, of the First Regiment for 3 months service. Appointed First Lieutenant, Company E , First Delaware (3 years) on 19 September 1861 at age 20 in Georgetown, DE.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Promoted Captain, Company F on 17 January 1863. Later service in the Veteran Reserve Corps. He was commissioned Major of the Ninth Infantry, a 90-day unit, on 13 September 1864. They were stationed at Fort Delaware guarding Confederate prisoners until mustering out on 23 January 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Murphey1.


c. 1841


1   Murphey, Thomas G., Four Years in the War - The History of the First Regiment of Delaware Veteran Volunteers, Philadelphia: James S. Claxton, 1866, pp. 79 - 80, 255, 266, 286, 303  [AotW citation 13778]