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W.G. Boggs

W.G. Boggs

Federal (USV)

Sergeant

William G. Boggs

(1832 - 1863)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 30 in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 17 July 1862 and mustered on 25 August as 2nd Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Sergeant of his Company on 1 November, and Sergeant Major of the Regiment on 18 June 1863. He was commissioned 2d Lieutenant, Company G on 28 May 1863, but was not mustered at that rank. He was discharged 12 June 1863 to accept the commission as Captain, Company A, 33rd New Jersey Infantry. He was mortally wounded in the left arm, above the elbow, while leading his Company in action at Chattanooga, TN on 23 November 1863 and died 14 December.

References & notes

Basic information from the D Society1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance posted by Sandy Dunne.

Birth

06/08/1832; Paterson, NJ

Death

12/14/1863 Chattanooga, TN; burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ

Notes

1   D Society, Veterans, Co. D 13th NJ Infantry, Historical Sketch of Co. D, 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols., Newark (NJ): D.H. Gildersleeve & Co., 1875, pg. 52  [AotW citation 17188]