William H. Densler(c. 1839 - )
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 23 year old physician from Burnsville, AL when he enlisted as Private on 10 June 1862 in Company C, 4th Alabama Infantry in Richmond, VA.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Corporal, date not given. He was severely wounded - his left arm fractured - in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was captured there and in the DeCamp Hospital in New York Harbor. He was furloughed from the Episcopal Church Hospital, Williamsburg, VA on 29 September 1863. Retired for disability on 2 July 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. He's also listed as William E. Densler. Details from the Busey's Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record (2016).
|Birth State: AL |
1 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15611]
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