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Federal (USV)

Private

Levi Woofindale

(c. 1832 - c. 1864)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 29 year old hairdresser in Boston, he enlisted on 23 August 1861 in Company G, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He served as regimental baker in early 1863. He reenlisted 20 December 1863, and was captured in action near Petersburg, VA 22 June 1864. He was held at Andersonville, GA and Florence, SC, where he died, date not known, while a prisoner of war.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History,2 both of which also have him as Levi Wooffindale. Andersonville detail from the US Park Service database of prisoners.

Birth

c. 1832

Death

c. 1864 Florence, SC

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. 2, pg. 463  [AotW citation 17887]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 46, 145, 195  [AotW citation 17888]