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Federal (USV)


William Gardiner

(c. 1835 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old carpenter from Boston, he enlisted in Company F, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 8 August 1861. He was wounded in the foot in action at Glendale, VA on 30 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded again, in the leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 25 October 1862 to enlist in the Regular Army, and enlisted that date in Battery L, 3rd US Artillery. He was discharged at teh expiration of his term on 8 August 1864, bur enlisted again, in Battery I, 3rd US Artillery on 28 September 1864 for three years. He was appointed Corporal, date not given.

After the War

He reenlisted again, on 28 September 1867, was appointed Artificer for the Battery, and was discharged 24 July 1870.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2


c. 1835


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 450; Vol. 6, pg. 815  [AotW citation 17826]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pp. 106, 145  [AotW citation 17827]