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Federal (USV)

Captain

William J. Bolton

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company A, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action, seriously, in the cheek, at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD. Promoted to Major to date from 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1.

Notes

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. 136  [AotW citation 16478]