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Federal (USV)


William Vanorsdall

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 28 year old machinist in Greencastle, he mustered as First Sergeant, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861, and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 7 February 1862.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Service information from the Adjutant General1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave (as William Vanoredall).


c. 1833


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 2, pg. 263  [AotW citation 18353]