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Federal (USV)

Private

William E. Buck

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old mason from Southboro, he enlisted 2 December 1861 in Company I, 20th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the forehead in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm hospital in Sharpsburg, then at Frederick, MD, and Philadelphia, PA, where he died of wounds on 28 September 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, with service details from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Birth

c. 1840

Death

09/28/1862 Philadelphia, PA

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 146  [AotW citation 16950]