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Federal (USV)


William Thomas Waggoner

(1838 - 1910)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer in Martin County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in hospitals in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC, and returned to duty in November 1862. He was wounded again, by gunshot to the left hip in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was back to duty on 21 September 1863. He was wounded for the third time, at Peach Tree Creek, GA on 20 July 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 10 September 1864 in Indianapolis, IN.

After the War

He was a farmer for the rest of his life, mostly in Indiana. He was in Illinois for his last 9 years.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hs gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/16/1838; Daviess County, IN


09/20/1910 Jeffersonville (Geff), IL; burial in Waggoner's Chapel Cemetery, Shoals, Martin County, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 595  [AotW citation 18533]