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Federal (USV)


William Doan

(c. 1842 - 1904)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer in Daviess County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a piece of shell in the left chest in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was severely wounded in the right thigh at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He was treated at hospitals in Gettysburg and Philadelphia, PA, and returned to duty in November 1863. He mustered out on 15 September 1864 at Atlanta, GA.

References & notes

His service from Brown,1 who has him as William Doane, and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


02/09/1904 Vincennes, IN; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Vincennes, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 593  [AotW citation 18536]