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W.H. Hawley
W.H. Hawley

Federal (USV)


William Henry Hawley

(1840 - 1864)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
A book keeper in Bridgeport, he enlisted in Company A, 14th Connecticut Infantry on 22 July 1862, mustering as Sergeant.

The remainder of the War:
Promoted to First Sergeant on 10 February 1863. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company B on 3 June 1863. Appointed First Lieutenant, Company D on 20 October 1863, and Captain, Company K on 5 December 1863. He served as Acting Assistant Inspector General of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps. He was killed in action 25 August 1864 at Ream's Station, VA.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Page1. His photo from a CDV in the collection of the American History Museum, Smithsonian Institute. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 10/05/1840    Place of Birth: Bridgeport, CT    
Death Date: 08/25/1864    Death Place: Ream's Station, VA    Burial Place: Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bridgeport, CT


1   Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906, pp. 39-45, roster (pg. 374-)  [AotW citation 15317]

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