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Federal (USV)


Edson G. Williams

(1829 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 78th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 33 in Rochester, NY, to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company H, 78th New York Infantry on 21 January 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on 20 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Details from family genealogists.


02/20/1829; West Derby, VT


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, for the Year 1901 (Serial No. 29), pp. 732 - 789  [AotW citation 15422]