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Federal (USV)

Corporal

William C. Colby

(1829 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 34 year old carpenter in Newburyport, MA, he enrolled at Corporal, Company B, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered in August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the hip in action on 14 September 1862 on South Mountain.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 3 October 1862. His body was sent home and was buried at "New Hill" (now Highland Cemetery) in Newburyport.

References & notes

Basic information from Carruth1. Details from George William Creasey's The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (1903) and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

10/07/1829; Salisbury, MA

Death

10/03/1862 in MD; burial in Highland Cemetery, Newburyport, MA

Notes

1   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pp. 9 - 12  [AotW citation 15046]