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Federal (USV)

Private

William H. Craig

(c. 1830 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 32 year old engineer from Taunton, he enlisted on 13 August and mustered as Private, Company D, 7th Massachusetts Infantry on 1 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He died of disease at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 3 November 1862. He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown.

References & notes

Basic information from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines1. Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 12 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave, and has his unit as the 14th Massachusetts Infantry, and his death on 14 November 1862.

Birth

c. 1830

Death

11/03/1862 Hagerstown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 485  [AotW citation 17649]