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Federal (USV)


William Blake

(c. 1817 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 60th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 44 years, he enlisted 29 October 1861 at Ogdensburg to serve three years and mustered in as Private, Company E, 60th New York Infantry on 30 October.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1864

The rest of the War

He was last seen shot in the right side of his chest on the field, presumed killed.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from the Adjutant General2, who has him as missing with no further record.


c. 1817


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 134  [AotW citation 16453]

2   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 1900, Ser. No. 26, pg. 668  [AotW citation 22427]