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Federal (USV)


William Morton Snow

(1837 - 1908)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a merchant in Boston. He enlisted at Darlington, WI, where he had been on business, in Company H, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861 and was appointed First Sergeant (date not given). He was wounded at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August 1862. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company E on 13 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to First Lieutenant, Company E on 21 April 1863 and Captain, Company B on 3 November 1863. Wounded again, in action on 25 May 1864. He resigned 14 July 1864 for wounds.

After the War:
He was a commission merchant in fruit and produce in Boston, in the firm Snow & Company, and organizer and President of the Boston Fruit and Produce Exchange.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Details from Cutter's New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial (Vol. IV, 1914)

Birth Date: 05/04/1837    Place of Birth: Rockland, ME    
Death Date: 03/26/1908    Death Place: Brookline, MA    Burial Place: Seaview Cemetery, Rockland, ME


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 419 - 421  [AotW citation 15231]

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